Wordless Wednesday – Pet Safety Tips For July 4th

Magellan - July 4th

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How To Keep Your Cat Safe On The 4th Of July

Hello friends – my name is Magellan and I am a full-fledged adult Maine Coon Cat. As you can see, I am celebrating my freedom this Independence Day weekend by catching the breeze and guarding my home behind a reinforced safety screen that Mom had especially designed for me – but Mom says that on the night of July 4th, she’ll be shutting all of the doors and windows in our home, turning on the fans to keep us cool, serenading us with peaceful music to keep us calm, and doing everything she can to ensure that we have a safe holiday!

You see, fireworks may be fun for humans – but they are totally terrifying for cats, dogs and any other pets you have at home! You would think that common sense would tell you not to bring your pets to your local parks and firework festivities on the fourth – but every year, Mom says that humans show up with dogs at these events.

It’s a recipe for disaster.

Similarly, many people often leave their pets outside in their back yards – but what happens if an errant firework comes their way (or worse)? We shudder at the thought!

4th Of July Safety Tips

We implore you to plan for your pet’s safety when planning your holiday festivities and keep these simple tips in mind:

  • First and foremost – keep your pets safe and secure at home! Loud, crowded firework events are no fun, even for the most social of pets.
  • Keep in mind that people often set off fireworks (whether legally or not) on this holiday – so make sure they are kept within a safe place within your home. If possible, provide them with calm background music to minimize their stress levels, keeping in mind that animals can often hear things that we cannot.
  • Provide your pets with safe, comfortable places to hide within your home in case they get frightened.
  • Make sure that everything in your house is secure so that if your pets panic, nothing comes crashing down and harms them.
  • If possible, provide your pet with companionship that evening to help ensure their safety.
  • Make sure that your pets have identification on them and that you have up to date photos of them in case they get loose – particularly if they are prone to escape.

My mom always worries about our safety on the 4th as we live near a place that shoots off fireworks – but with her TLC, she always finds us safe and sound when she comes home.

We wish you and your family – particularly your furry ones – a happy 4th of July!

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23 Responses to “Wordless Wednesday – Pet Safety Tips For July 4th”

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  1. stevebethere says:

    I think that is excellent advice Magellan it’s always the same here on Guy Fawkes night 🙁

    Have a safetastic week 🙂

  2. Rhonda Albom says:

    Have a happy and safe 4th.

  3. Peabea says:

    Very wise advice Magellan. Our furbaby, a dog named Razzy shudders even when it thunders and is very afraid of that. As he’s aged, he’s gotten better, but fireworks definitely are loud and last longer than thunder, so Razzy stays indoors in his cage which is his safe zone. 🙂 Such a wise kitty you are.

    Peabea@Peabea Scribbles

  4. Mascha says:

    Happy and safe Independence Day.

  5. Important tips for pet owners! Thanks for sharing!

  6. As soon as the fireworks start, my kitties go hide. Good tips for our pets!!
    Happy 4th of July!!

  7. meowmeowmans says:

    Great advice, Magellan. We hope you and your family had a wonderful and safe Independence Day!

  8. Those are great tips, Megallan. We only have fireworks with the turn of the year…still one to many, but with the safety tips, we can deal with it 😀 Pawkisses for a wonderful Day 🙂 <3

  9. Robin in NC says:

    Hi Magellan! I’m Charlie! I have to use words on this Wordless Wednesday cause my mom doesn’t know how to share a picture my handsome face. We snuggled last night & she ran the window air conditioner to keep us cool & help mask those nasty booms outside. We had a very good night, like you did, I think our humans must really love us! Take care of yourself!

  10. Maggie says:

    We hope you had a happy and quiet Fourth. It was very noisy in our neighborhood last night. We are glad the holiday is over!
    Maggie, Mickey Mouser and Rufus the Red

  11. Great advice. Fireworks are banned in most cities in the Bay Area but people still fire them off.

    Thanks for hosting and I hope that your cats made it through the day.

  12. JOY says:

    Thank you for hosting all this time I’ve been visiting your linky. I really appreciate it.

  13. Kitties Blue says:

    We all made it safely through the 4th. Stuck close to Mom and Dad. Giulietta was the only one who felt the need to go UTB. Hope you all had a safe and relatively quiet 4th. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

  14. Melissa says:

    Piper does not enjoy fireworks . We need to soothe him all week.

  15. Looking good, Megellan, excellent selfie with a pretty good Easy too. Now as to those celebrations, that is might sound advice. Maybe one day the humans will see what a horrendous waste they are, and how they upset so many humans and pets alike.
    Money better spent on helping those in need……and those in need of more nip too! MOL

  16. We are not fireworks fans.

    Mum loves proper displays run by experts but us *shudders* No way!!!

  17. Good advice. I don’t know about cats, but dogs and horses can be conditioned to loud sounds. This is commonly done with hunting breeds.

  18. Alice says:

    we have one dog and this is the first year we are doing fireworks at home so we will most likely put him in his kennel inside the house. I think he’ll do just fine but you never know. thanks for these tips and hope you have a great 4th!

  19. Carol says:

    Our little dog absolutely hated fireworks. She has passed on, now. But — I’m so glad you posted this article for pet owners. It’s an important issue to deal with on July 4th.

  20. Laurie says:

    Appreciate the pet tips.

    Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Sunshine Blog Hop


  21. Your Maine Coon cat is adorable!


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