Being Safe This Fourth of July



We know you know. But do your customers know?

The summer is finally here, and with that comes the Independence Day festivities we all love—fireworks, barbeques, pool parties and backyards full of children running with sparklers in their little fists. But as much joy as so many of us get from these July 4th activities, our pets often have very different ideas about the holiday.

Loud, scary noises—and sometimes loud, scary neighbors—are a major cause of stress for pets during the holiday weekend. In fact, according to K9 of Mine, a dog care website dedicated to helping owners care for their canine companions, fireworks are often frightening to dogs, cats and other animals, and research has shown that “missing pets increase 30 percent between July 3-5, as pets flee their homes in fear of fireworks.”

Although pet business professionals know this all too well, it is a good idea to share this information with customers, particularly new pet owners who might not realize what they could be in for. With this in mind, here are some helpful pointers—in the form of a really cool infographic—that you can share with your shoppers.

Courtesy of K9 of Mine.

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