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Keeping Your Dogs Safe on July 4th: The Importance of Identification

Keeping Your Pets Safe and Calm on July 4th

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I understand the love and concern we have for our furry friends. In the summertime, our dogs enjoy so many wonderful activities like playing outside, swimming, and spending time with the family. However, it’s heartbreaking to think that these same fun times can also bring fear and anxiety to our beloved pets. Events like picnics, barbecues, and fireworks can be overwhelming for them, and it’s a sad reality that many dogs go missing on July 4th due to their fear of loud noises. It’s crucial that we pay attention to our dog’s body language and provide them with a safe and quiet place, rather than exposing them to potentially frightening. You can read more in my blog posts about your dog’s body language and how to keep your dog safe as well.

The Importance of Identification on July 4th

Being that July 4th is the most popular day for runaway pets, your dog’s identification has importance. In the event that your dog is among those who seek to flee from loud noises, ensuring your pet has the appropriate identification can make a world of difference. Here are some options for you and your four-legged besties.

Keeping your Pet Safe with Identification Options

  • Microchipping. Make sure your dog is microchipped. Most veterinarians, rescues, and animal control facilities can check for a microchip. If your pet is found, they can easily return your beloved companion to you.
  • ID Tag’s. Remember to make sure that your dog’s collar and harness have identification. Even if you prefer your dog to go without a collar, it’s a good idea to have one with updated pet ID during the 4th of July week just in case. There are many types of pet IDs available. For my dogs, I found a collar where I could have their information engraved directly on the clasp. The jingling noise from their tags was a bit too much for all of us.
  • Technology. If you’re a tech enthusiast, there are some advanced options available where you can attach a collar to your dog and track their location from your phone. You can choose to use a subscription service or just get a tag that works similarly to the way you might use a tag for your keys. Technology has made great strides in how we can keep track of our furry friends.

Conclusion

Whichever way you decide to go or maybe you decide to go all three – it’s best to prioritize safety rather than regret. My dogs are microchipped and always wear a collar with their ID. Ensuring your beloved pet has proper identification is truly valuable, as the world can be quite frightening for them. It’s our responsibility as their advocates to ensure their safety and well-being.

Happy 4th of July and I here is to keeping all of our four legged besties safe!

Wags,

Allison

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