You can help keep your pets safe this holiday with a few tips listed below, and some common sense!

— Loud sounds from fireworks and music can cause stress and fear in many pets. They may become so scared that they escape from home and become lost. Make sure your pets are secure in your home, and guard the door when it is open. Provide a quiet, comfortable area for your pet to retreat to if they become nervous, such as a crate with pillows or a bedroom. It may also be helpful for some pets to close the curtains or shades to help hide flashing colors and muffle the sound.

— Barbecues are a common part of this patriotic holiday. Hamburgers, hot dogs, corn on the cob, and potato salad are the epitome of summertime eating! Don’t feed the leftovers to your pets, and make sure they don’t steal from the table! Foods like hamburgers and hot dogs can cause pancreatitis, and corn cobs can become lodged in the intestinal tract, necessitating surgery. Stick with your pet’s regular food, and maybe a special dog or cat treat from the pet store.

— It’s still hot out there! Remember the importance of keeping your pets cool, especially if they spend a lot of time outside with you this holiday. Check out last weeks blog post for some ideas to help your pet beat the heat!

If your pet should become injured or ill, remember that Noah’s Central is open to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! We’re located at 56th Street and Emerson. You can reach us at 317-244-7738.

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