Tails of Seattle: A pets blog
Tips on keeping pets safe, calm through the holiday week
The noise and chaos that comes with the Fourth of July or any holiday can be stressful and even dangerous for some pets. Here are a few tips and links to help ensure your pets have a safe and calm holiday.
-- Take pets out early to relieve themselves. Long walks and playtime may help some pets be more relaxed later.
-- Keep pets away from fireworks. When fireworks are being set off, have pets stay indoors in a secure, quiet room. Provide toys, food and water. Some pet owners play soft music at a low volume.
-- After the celebration, be aware of firework debris and other trash that may be left behind in parks, streets and lots. The products may be toxic.
For more tips on what to do if a pet is lost and on keeping a pet safe during holidays and other celebrations, click on the headlines below:
LOST AND FOUND
The Seattle Animal Shelter will be closed on the Fourth of July. It will reopen at noon on Thursday, July 5. If you find a lost pet on the holiday, try to care for it until the shelter opens.
For a list of shelters and animal rescue groups, go to Seattle Humane Society's website at http://www.seattlehumane.org/services/emergencies/lost-animal.
If there is a life-threatening situation involving both a human and animal, call 911.