Thanks to the Houston Fire Marshall for some great tips to help ensure that your pets are safe and happy this New Year’s Eve. Fireworks can be seriously stressful for some pets, so here are a few steps you can take to make sure your best friend is comfortable:
- Do not take your pets to a fireworks display.
- Do not leave pets in the car by themselves or unattended outside.
- Keep all pets inside. If you are having guests, keep the pets in a room that is off-limits to the guests.
- Create a calming environment. Surround pets with their favorite toys and other familiar objects.
- Play soothing music or keep the TV on and keep the room as quiet as possible to outside noise by closing windows, doors and blinds.
- Do not let pets sniff or ingest fireworks. Aside from a severe burn, your pet can become ill or even die from ingesting chemicals and heavy metals in fireworks.
- Make sure your pet is licensed and wearing its license tag. Consult with your veterinarian and seriously consider micro chipping your four-legged friend. These two items help ensure the pet will be reunited with his family if he gets lost.