Albuquerque Urges Pet Safety During Fourth of July Celebrations

As Fourth of July festivities approach, Albuquerque’s Animal Welfare Department is reminding pet owners to take precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of their furry companions during the holiday.

The loud noises and bright lights of fireworks can cause significant stress and anxiety for pets, prompting them to flee in fear. To mitigate these risks, the city advises pet owners to keep their animals indoors and in a secure, familiar environment.

As per the source Yahoo Experts recommend creating a calm, well-lit space within the home where pets can retreat during fireworks displays. This area should be equipped with familiar sounds and comforting items like chew toys to help distract and reassure pets.

Additionally, ensuring that pets have proper identification, such as updated tags and microchips, is crucial in case they manage to escape.

Albuquerque residents have until July 3 to take advantage of free microchipping and custom pet tags offered at designated shelters.

In the event that a pet becomes distressed despite precautions, pet owners are encouraged to consult with their veterinarian for guidance on soothing techniques or medications that may help alleviate anxiety.

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If a pet does go missing during the holiday festivities, Albuquerque’s Animal Welfare Department stands ready to expedite efforts to reunite lost pets with their owners promptly.

By adhering to these guidelines and remaining vigilant, pet owners can help ensure a safer and more comfortable Fourth of July for their beloved animals, minimizing the risks associated with fireworks-related stress and ensuring a happy holiday for all.

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