Fourth of July fireworks may be fun for the whole family, but not necessarily the family pet.
Ask.Vet says July 4th is one of the most dangerous pet holidays, and pet owners should not take it lightly.
The holiday sees the most reports of runaway animals, scared off by the noise.
Check your fences and gates to make sure there are no easy areas of escape, and try to keep your pets indoors.
Your pet may love discarded BBQ bones and other dinner trash, but they can cause serious injury to your pet.
Experts say you may want to consider sedating your pet, making it easier for them to relax.
Pet owners should also make sure their pets have flea and tick medications, plenty of water and don’t leave them in the sun for too long.