Safely celebrate the Civic Holiday with pets
Having a long weekend to enjoy is a lot of fun! But as a pet owner, you need to be mindful of how your pet is doing in the Civic Holiday weekend festivities.
To help you keep your pets comfortable, here are a few tips:
- Keep pets home indoors in a safe place because this will help reduce noise level of the fireworks. It will also reduce the risk of your pet running away if he/she is spooked by loud noises.
- Provide a safe “escape” place for your animal. Scared animals like to hide. Allow your pet a safe place to snuggle to help ease their stress and calm fears of the loud sounds he/she is hearing.
- If you must be outside with your pet, use a leash or carrier and keep it on at all times. This will help prevent your pet from running away from you if they’re afraid of fireworks or thunderstorms.
- Make sure your pet ID is current. Having an updated ID tag or microchip on your pet will help local Animal Services return your pet to you.
Enjoy the Civic Holiday with your Pets!
Article provided by Emily Cook of the OSPCA