July 4th Preparations for your Pets

by: Jamie Jordan –

The 4th of July is a great time for family fun but the hot weather, travel, foods, and fireworks can all be a health risk for your pets. So here are a few quick tips to help ensure your pet has a safe 4th of July.

Make sure that you have a recent photo of your pet, and that their rabies tags and identification tags are all up to date. Keep curious pets away from the grill, out of the heat (in the shade with lots of water or in the house), And lastly, if you have an anxious or nervous pet, put them in a quiet space away from the excitement. Talk to your veterinarian about medications to help with anxieties during the fireworks if your pet has a history of fear or anxiety around loud noises.

If you have not microchipped your pet and are interested in doing so please call the clinic to set up an appointment. It is a quick procedure that can help get your pet back home to you in the event they get lost.

If you find a lost pet, please have them checked for a microchip, rabies or identification tag to get them home to their worried owners. If no identification is found we recommend taking them to a local shelter or posting their photo on Track my Paws on Facebook or Lostmydoggie.com.

We hope you all have a fun and safe 4th of July holiday.

Ardmore Companion Animal Hospital
25547 Main Street
Ardmore,TN 38449
Phone: (931) 427-8383