Summer Heat and Fire Works

Please Please Please remind raisers that it is too hot to leave a puppy in the car even just to dash in somewhere.  The concrete is hot hot hot right now.  Limit your puppy’s exposure to it!  Walk only in the shade and keep them in during the day.  Better that they don’t go on an outing than burn up their little feet and then NOT want to go on an outing.

Note posted by Humane Society of Boulder Valley for all of our pets and specifically our puppies. Most people find firework displays fun, but many pets find the noise and commotion very distressing. Animals have extremely sensitive hearing. To a dog or cat, even the distant sound of fireworks can be alarming. To ensure your pets' comfort and safety, the Humane Society recommends the following tips:

  • Leave pets at home instead of bringing them to public picnics, fairs, fireworks display, etc.
  • When walking dogs, keep them on a leash at all times in the event they panic due to a sudden noise.
  • Keep pets away from the noise in a quiet, sheltered and escape-proof area. Turning on a radio or television will help drown out outdoor noises.
  • Do not leave an anxious dog alone in a yard or in a house with access to a screened or open window.
  • Keep all cats - even indoor/outdoor cats - indoors. A screened porch is a safe compromise for a few days.