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7 Fourth of July Safety Tips For You and Your Pets

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Cheezburger wants you to have a fun and safe Independence Day. Thanks to the ASPCA , we all have a few things to keep in mind this Fourth of July so our pets can enjoy their freedoms too!

  • Prevent Your Pet From Getting Lost

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    Loud fireworks can make many pets jumpy and easily excited. Make sure your cat or dog is in a safe and secure area and is prevented from running off through a doorway or gate when guests come and go.
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  • A Pet With I.D. is the Way to be!

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    For added insurance, ensure your pet is wearing proper identification tags that list their name, your name, your home address and phone number.
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  • Always Keep an Eye on Your Barbecue

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    The BBQ is an especially tempting but dangerous place for animals. Make sure your pet isn't taking too many liberties by snatching a cheeseburger or two off the grill.
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  • Prevent Your Hot Dog From Getting Burned

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    It's not a good idea to let your pet roam freely in the yard when bonfires are burning or the grill is on. Burns can happen in an instant.
  • Keep Your Pets Clear of Alcoholic Beverages

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    Keep alcohol out of your dog's reach. Ingesting alcohol can cause vomiting, diarrhea, decreased coordination, difficulty breathing coma and even death in pets.
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  • Steer Your Pets Clear of Fireworks

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    It's best to make sure your furry friends are at a safe distance from any pyrotechnic festivities. If your cat or dog is particularly scared of fireworks, keep them in a calm, cool environment with soothing music playing.
  • Be Sure Your Pet Avoids Poisonous Products

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    Keep matches, citronella candles, bug sprays, sunscreens and lighter fluid out of your dog's reach. These products can all cause serious health problems for your pup.
  • Have a Happy Fourth of July Weekend!

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    We like to have fun here at Cheezburger, but we take the safety and happiness of our pets very seriously. If you want more information on how to have a safe and happy Fourth of July, visit ASPCA.org.
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