Did you know more pets go missing on July 4th than any other day? Our friends at Petfinder.com want to change that scary statistic for this year’s holiday.
This week, Canada Day and the 4th of July fall in the same week and many are taking off the entire week to celebrate. While the humans are having fun, cats are at more risk of getting get lost and noise of all kinds will make the most laid back cat skittish. On the menu this week are fireworks. parties galore and thunderstorms in many areas.
What’s exciting for humans can be a nightmare for cats. Loud noise from a live band, cranked up volume on a stereo, thunderstorms or fireworks are no cause for celebration for cats.
Remember cats have a far superior sense of hearing and senior cats are especially sensitive. July 1st in Canada and July the 4th in the U.S. are the big fireworks days but they remain popular throughout the season. During noisy times this summer, provide cozy spots for kitty to hide and turn down the volume. Extra skittish cats can be calmed by Thundershirts, or a thin towel sprayed with Feliway and tightly wrapped around a cat burrito-style. Flower essences like Rescue Remedy offer gentle relief.
With a little commonsense and mindfulness, our cats can enjoy our summer holidays as much as we do. Click here to read more of our July the 4th tips and visit Petfinders for their photo gallery of tips. Happy Independence Day!
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