Happy July 4th Weekend

A July 4th message from TrustedHousesitters canine member Carly aka @floridog


“Have a Happy & Safe 4th of July Weekend everyone!”

Have a great weekend but please remember more pets go missing in America on July 4th than at any other time of the year, here are some safety tips to ensure a happy weekend for all … especially pets:

  1. Update your dog’s ID
  2. Leave pets at home in a safe and secure place
  3. Drown out the sound of fireworks
  4. Try a Thundershirt
  5. If you pet’s fear is high and you know that your dog will panic when the fireworks start, ask your vet if he/she can prescribe medication
  6. Secure all fences and exists
  7. Never leave alone in a car
  8. Keep picnic foods out of reach
  9. Be aware of rising temperatures and keep pets cool and hydrated
  10. If you must have fireworks clear up all debris

if the worst should happen to you or someone you know here is some excellent advice from blog guest author Teresa J. Rhyne

Teresa J. Rhyne is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of “The Dog Lived (and So Will I).