Summer is here, and July 4th is just around the corner. The ASPCA wants to remind pet owners that more time spent outdoors poses an added risk of pets escaping.
To help keep pets safe this season, the ASPCA has created ID Your Pet Day on July 1st – a holiday to raise awareness about the importance of ID tagging your pet. This holiday is especially timely as July 4th is a time of year when many pets go missing due to fireworks.
Tips to keep your pets safe:
· A personalized ID tag is the best way to increase the likelihood your pet returning home. Make sure your pet is fitted with a collar and ID tag that includes your name and phone number. Make sure you list your cell phone so people can catch you even while you’re driving around looking for your dog.
· Implanted microchips can serve as an important security measure to ensure that a pet is returned home in the case of a lost collar and ID tag.
· Download the ASPCA Pet Safety App to access personalized instructions on how to search for a lost animal in a variety of circumstances.
Doggies.com and breeders.net remind you that Independence Day is really scary for your dog. Leave ’em at home when you go to the fireworks display. They’ll be much happier and much less likely to run away if you have them inside, in an interior room, with music or TV playing to muffle the booms.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!