July 4th and Hurricane Pet Safety Tips

Mother Nature sure has poor planning this weekend! Hurricane Arthur is heading up the coast just in time for July 4th weekend. It’s hard to say how it’s going to play out at this point with all the different forecasts out there. One thing you can plan on is being prepared! I wanted to share a few pet safety tips for July 4th and hurricanes.

Did you know that more pets go missing on July 4th than any other day of the year?

Many pets are absolutely terrified of the sound of fireworks and will run for the first open door or gate to escape the sound. There are some precautions you can take to make sure your pet stays safe this July 4th weekend. Check out some of these tips from Pet Finder. 

pet safety on the 4th of July

We are all pretty bummed about Hurricane Arthur making a visit here in Coastal Virginia for the 4th. In fact, many local fireworks shows have already been rescheduled to Saturday.  Knowing how to prep for a hurricane is an essential part of living in Coastal Virginia. Your pets should always be included in that plan. Check out some of these tips from Pet Finder.  

Hurricane Dog Safety

If we end up washed out all weekend, take the celebration indoors with our DIY July 4th Ideas for Pets! Whether you celebrate the 4th or are hunkering down from Hurricane Arthur, please make sure your pet has on an updated ID tag. I hope you have a safe and happy July 4th weekend!



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Aimee Beltran is a blogger, social media manager, and instructional designer born and raised in Virginia Beach. She has a passion for animals, DIY, shoes, and things that sparkle! If Aimee isn't busy blogging she’s exploring Coastal Virginia with her Chihuahua, Chuy. Aimee’s goal is to bring you news on all things pet friendly in the 757! You can also visit Aimee at her DIY pet blog, Irresistible Pets and the Hampton Roads Dog Blog.




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