In two weeks we will all be watching a display of fireworks that reminds us of our independence as a country. The 4th of July brings family and friends, perhaps a picnic or a walk in a park, but what about that four legged friend of yours? Some canines unfortunately don’t get the same enjoyment out of this once a year display as we do! Here at the Seattle Canine Club we will work with you to make sure your pooch is safe and comfortable while the lights and sounds are happening all around. Enjoy the ease of dropping your dog off on July 3 and picking them up on the 5th, after all the commotion is over! Make your boarding reservations with us NOW to grab your canine a spot by calling (206)957-9097!
Some advice if you are planning to keep your pooch at home over the 4th of July!
-If your faithful companion has a tendency to become agitated or get anxious easily, the biggest tip to keep in mind is to make sure they remain indoors at all time! The loud whistling and boom that we love is probably the most scary part to your pooch, so keeping them inside your home rather than where the action is becomes the most sure way to keep them restrained.
-Please refrain from leaving alcoholic beverages in areas easily accessible to your pet, as alcohol can cause intoxication to a dangerous level which can cause coma or death.
-Be aware that some lighter fluid and matches contain chemicals called chlorates, which “can cause your pet difficulty in breathing, damage blood cells or even cause kidney disease.” Further more, exposure to the skin can cause irritation and rash.
-Citronella products can be harmful to pets! The chemicals in these insect repellents if ingested can cause the nervous system to shut down, and simply inhaling citronella can cause pneumonia.
Remember, weather your pooch is playing with us this 4th of July or playing with you, be safe out there!