4th of July Pet Safety

Lollypop Farm is Wishing your family a happy and safe 4th of July.

With fireworks, parades, picnics, and more, the Fourth of July may be a lot of fun for people, but a lot of these traditions can be scary for our furry friends. In fact, more dogs and cats go missing during this time of the year than any other. Luckily, there are things you can do to prevent your pet from becoming lost during this time of year.

  • Crowds, loud noises, and startling lights are frightening for your pets. So, it’s best to leave furry friends at home when you go to fireworks displays.
  • Never leave your pet alone outside, even for a short time, during fireworks season. Fearful animals may hurt themselves trying to escape, run away get lost in unfamiliar neighborhoods, or dart into traffic.
  • Create a safe haven at home. Make sure your pet has a place to hide if they feel the need. Hiding is a natural way for your pet to comfort themselves if they are afraid of fireworks. Playing calming music can help put your pets at ease
  • And be prepared! Make sure your pet is wearing an ID at all times and has a microchip. Even indoor cats may dart out the door if they are nervous. It’s also smart to have a good, current photo of your pet on hand.

These tips and more can help your pets have a happier Fourth of July. Learn more about how you can help your pets this fireworks season.

If your pet does go missing or if you find a pet, it’s important not to panic. Head over to the Lollypop Farm Lost and Found page for more information on how you can help reunite with your pet or what you can do if you find a lost pet. Lollypop Farm will be closed on July 4th for the holiday, but we’ll be happy to help you any way we can when we reopen July 5th. And don’t forget to post the pet on Lollypop Spottersto help spread the word throughout our community. You can also find listings of pets who have been brought to Lollypop Farm on the Lost and Found section of our website.

Have a happy and safe holiday everyone!

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