Independence Day Pet Safety Tips

Independence Day Pet Safety Tips

July 01, 2021
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Independence Day is a time for celebration, but for our pets all the noise and commotion can be overwhelming. It's no surprise that July 5th is the busiest day at animal shelters, as pets ran for the hills during fireworks the night before.

The best way to keep your pets safe during human festivities is to understand their point of view and be ready to keep them feeling calm and secure.

Learn more about 4th of July pet dangers by watching this informative new video.

Signs of anxiety in pets

Your pet may express their anxiety in several different ways.

  • Panting
  • Drooling
  • Pacing
  • Hiding
  • Decreased appetite
  • Abnormal urination or defecation
  • Dilated pupils
  • Excessive grooming or yawning

What can you do to keep pets safe?

  • Keep license, microchip and tags up to date
  • Store human treats out of sight (and out of reach)
  • Find a quiet room where pets can relax during parties
  • Stay with pets during fireworks to comfort them
  • Ask your vet about calming meds

Be prepared

A lot of pets become sick from stress or hurt trying to escape during this holiday. To stay ready for anything on July 4th, we encourage you to consider pet insurance coverage for your pets.

Choose coverage you can count on

Pet health insurance is a great way to stay ready for anything. Visit to learn more about Nationwide pet insurance or to get a free, no-obligation quote today.