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Preparing for the 4th of July: Noise Aversion


One of the busiest times of the year for animal shelters in Spanaway, WA is the Fourth of July. This is due to the many pets that escape from their owners because of the loud sounds of fireworks. Pets become scared and run away to get away from the noises. Our veterinarian at Tahoma Veterinary Hospital has compiled the following noise aversion tips to keep your pet safe and comfortable on the Fourth of July.

Keep Pets Indoors

If your pet is sensitive to loud noises, it will be best to keep your pet indoors on the Fourth of July. Whether you are keeping your pet in a bedroom, living room, or kitchen, keeping your pet in a familiar place will help them feel safe and secure when fireworks are going off. To help with noise aversion, make sure your windows and the curtains are closed to help reduce the sounds and sights of the fireworks.

Turn on Familiar Sounds

A great noise aversion technique is to mask the noise of fireworks with familiar sounds. If you tend to turn on the television or the radio while you are away at work, doing so while fireworks are going on will keep your pet calm.

If you have plans to be away for the majority of the day and evening on the Fourth of July, our veterinarian may recommend hiring a pet sitter to stay with your pet while you are away. This will give your pet companionship and help to reduce the risk of them attempting to run away when the fireworks start.

Contact Our Veterinarian in Spanaway, WA for More Information on Noise Aversion 

If you have questions or concerns about how to help your pet feel safe during the fourth of July, the pet care professionals at Tahoma Veterinary Hospital are ready to assist you. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us today at (253) 847-3500.