Keep Your Pets Safe this 4th of July!

As we prepare for barbecues and fireworks this 4th of July, Willow Pet Hotel offers tip on how to keep your pets safe and calm during our nation’s birthday.

The safest place for your pet is at home, not in a crowded, unfamiliar and noisy place. The combination of too many people and loud fireworks is a recipe for disaster as they try to seek shelter.

Cages often provide security for pets, putting your dog in a cage will make him/her feel safe.  If the noise of the fireworks makes your pet anxious try leaving the TV or Radio on loud to drown out the noise. Make sure you pick a kid/family friendly channel. A movie or show with lots of loud explosions is only going to make things worse!

It may seem obvious, but even if your pet is used to being outside, the resulting panic caused by fireworks or other loud noises may make them break their restraint or jump a fence in a terrified attempt to find safety.

If your pet manages to break loose and become lost, without proper identification it will be that much harder to get them back. Consider fitting your pet with microchip identification, ID tags with their name and your phone number, or both. It is also a good idea to have a recent picture of your pets in case you have to put up signs.

If you feel that you cannot provide a safe environment for your pets this July 4th, call Willow Pet Hotel and we’ll take care of your precious pet at our luxurious retreat.