During 4th of July festivities, more animals are lost than at any other time of the year. Loud noise from fireworks frightens animals due to their heightened senses of hearing, and they become willing to do anything to escape the noise. This behavior is usually unpredictable and out of character, and it may include such things as:
• Chewing through a leash
• Jumping through screens and windows
• Digging under a fence
• Jumping over a wall
• Bolting away from the owner
• Running into traffic
The good news is that there are many things you can do to help ensure your pet's protection. Just follow these five simple guidelines to make July 4th a great holiday for both of you!