Pet (and Human) Safety during Fireworks
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    Emyly is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultPet (and Human) Safety during Fireworks

    (crossposted in L/C and other forums)

    It is that time of year again for those of us in the US and I just wanted to remind everyone of the dangers of fireworks to our babies. Many of us and our pets have endured holidays with fireworks before, but reviewing these tips may be in order. This will be Duke's first 4th of July and I want to make sure that he feels safe. 3 years ago this July 4th, I had a doggie visitor to my yard who was scared beyond all reason by firecrackers in his neighborhood. He CHEWED his way through the chain link in his outdoor kennel and ended up at my place. I kept him in my outdoor 'playpen' overnight and then found his owners in the morning. He ranged almost a mile from home before landing at my place. As for human safety-- A cousin was (illegally) using commercial grade fireworks and leaned over the top of the tube when it prematurely went off, scalding one side of his face. He suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and has never been the same person as he was before.

    Here's the links

    HSUS
    http://www.hsus.org/press_and_public...e_at_home.html

    About.com's Pet's
    http://vetmedicine.about.com/library...y/aa062900.htm

    Specifically for Cats

    http://cats.about.com/cs/catmanageme.../4thofjuly.htm

    Human Safety

    http://www.kirksvillecity.com/Fire/fireworks.htm

    http://www.fireworksafety.com/tipsdisplay.htm


    Have a Safe Holiday!
    ~Em~

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    brianttu is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultRe: Pet (and Human) Safety during Fireworks

    Good reminder. Allie isnt around noise like that, so I'm not sure if she would react well... This year will be her first Firework show...
    Thanks,<br /><br />Brian<br /><br /><br />CGC, TDI Certified

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    DashsMom is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultRe: Pet (and Human) Safety during Fireworks

    This year will be Dash's first firework show as well. I know hell be a bit scared, but he does well down here in Florida with all the lightning and thunder recently, so ill let you all know.

    HAPPY 4th to EVERYONE and Good Post!!!!

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