Preparing Your Pet for the 4th of July!

The 4th of July brings about fond memories for many people; barbecues, summer fun by the pool, enjoying the nice weather with friends and family, and of course, fireworks. While many of us humans will rejoice in the unwavering sounds of American Independence, many of our canine and feline counterparts will be freaking out!

Therefore, today I wanted to talk to you about preparing for the 4th of July. The inspiration for this post comes from the below infographic from

Here are some steps to get ready for the big day:

  1. Make sure all of your pet’s tags and microchips are up to date with the correct information.
  2. Make sure your pets have had plenty of exercise leading up to the 4th of July.
  3. Don’t forget to keep them cool & hydrated in the hot temperatures.
  4. Purchase a Rein Coat that reduces stress and anxiety during firework shows.
  5. Don’t forget to have fun! Make some awesome summer treats for your dog! Here are some of my favorites from our friend Sugar the Golden Retriever:
    1. Layered Strawberry Frosty Paws
    2. Frosty Yogurt Berries Bone Parfait
    3. Watermelon Banana Honey Popsicle
    4. Banana Berry Appsicle
    5. Red, White & Blue PAWsicle

If this is your first summer with your dog and you aren’t sure how they feel about fireworks, I have 8 safety Tips for Your Dog’s First 4th of July here.

Please share your plan for keeping your dog safe & happy this 4th of July!

Preparing Your Pet for the 4th of July

Please include attribution to K9 of Mine with this graphic.’Dog


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12 Comment

  1. Reply
    Two French Bulldogs
    June 29, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    We are all set to blast the TV
    Lily & Edward

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      June 30, 2016 at 7:15 am

      Good luck! I hope your 4th of July isn’t too stressful!

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    M. K. Clinton
    June 29, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    We will be staying home with the boys and trying a new device that we received at BlogPAws to test. ☺
    M. K. Clinton recently posted…How To Protect Your Dog’s Paws This SummerMy Profile

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      June 30, 2016 at 7:14 am

      I look forward to seeing how it went!

  3. Reply
    June 30, 2016 at 2:04 am

    the shelters are inundated with runaways canines will run from the loud sounds of the fireworks. We need to keep our pets near us. Good post

    1. Reply
      June 30, 2016 at 7:14 am

      Thanks Christine!

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    Golden Woofs: Sugar
    June 30, 2016 at 6:36 am

    Have FUN and be safe.Golden Thanks for sharing our recipes. Today will be sharing a {video}. Golden Woofs

    was hoping to see you at BlogPaws 🙁

    1. Reply
      June 30, 2016 at 7:13 am

      Awesome Sugar! I look forward to your video!

      I know! I really wanted to attend BlogPaws, but I couldn’t afford it this year. Hopefully next year 🙂

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    July 5, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Those treats look perfect for my dog, and I think the graphic there will be great for helping me keep him calm this year.
    Leigh recently posted…13 Ways Your Dog Says I Love YouMy Profile

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      July 7, 2016 at 4:20 pm

      I hope you had a great 4th Leigh! How were the treats?

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    Groovy Goldendoodles
    July 6, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Happy to say our 4th of July was safe, fun and uneventful. Jaxson did much better than anticipated. I was looking for him to freak out and he did well.
    Groovy Goldendoodles recently posted…PLAYING BY DOG RULESMy Profile

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      July 7, 2016 at 4:19 pm

      So glad to hear everything went well! Rooney had a hard time this year, there was quite the illegal fireworks show by our house.

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