Safeguard Your Pet Over the 4th
It's also not a great idea to take your dog to parks, beaches, and other venues for noisy celebrations packed with strangers. A frightened dog can rip the leash out of your hand and take off.
Better to leave them home in an interior room, if possible, with the radio or tv on to help mask the noise, and plenty of toys. If they're outside, make sure the gates are locked and the fence is secure.
And now, to mark Independence Day: a patriotic pet photo, courtesy of Mila in Miami. Jack the cat shows his true colors!
Have a safe and happy 4th.