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News Article | June 29, 2017
RICHMOND, Texas, June 29, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kindred Care Pet Hospital released essential information on 4th of July fireworks safety as it pertains to pets. Independence Day celebrations are dangerous for pets for a variety of reasons. They can run off, get burned, or suffer heat stroke. Kindred Care Pet Hospital wishes to ensure that pet owners know how to prevent these problems so that their celebrations are safe for all involved – including their pets. Humans may enjoy the loud booms of fireworks, but these noises are often terrifying to dogs, cats, and other pets. Therefore, the pets may run away in a panic, only to find themselves lost once they're out of range of the sounds. There are several ways to avoid fear-related problems, Kindred Care Pet Hospital states. Animals can be kept inside or in their runs for maximum security, and if they must come to the festivities with their owners, they should be kept on leashes at all times. Heat stroke is another concern with pets on July 4th. This day is usually hot as it is, and when this is combined with long hours of exposure and excitement, the risk of a pet overheating is high. Pets should be kept in a shady area, such as under a beach umbrella, if they can't be indoors in the air conditioning. Owners should be sure that their animals have access to fresh water at all times. It is essential to the body's cooling processes. For pets who are not afraid, there is the danger of burns. Pet owners must be careful to prevent curious animals from sticking their noses into fireworks that are about to launch or that have recently done so. "It's important to note that keeping the pet indoors is not a foolproof solution for pets that are afraid of fireworks. Panicked animals will go to great lengths to escape what they believe is mortal danger, and they often succeed. Therefore, owners should have pets wear collars with ID tags and have them microchipped as well. This increases the chance that a lost pet will be returned if found," said Dr. Paul Fidelis of Kindred Care Pet Hospital. Kindred Care Pet Hospital provides routine veterinary care, wellness exams, microchipping, vaccinations, surgical services, and related services. It serves Richmond, Texas and the surrounding areas with a veterinary team that is dedicated to educating pet owners on how to keep their pets healthy and happy. Visit http://kindredcarepet.net/ for additional information.