Here are the top 5 things you need to know to keep your cat safe and calm during the fireworks this 4th of July.
1- Prepare, then relax and stay calm. When you are calm, your cat is more likely to stay calm.
2- In the shelter community, July 5 is one of the busiest days of the year. Frightened cats can bolt through open windows and from familiar places and become disoriented and lost. Bring your cats indoors long before the fireworks begin. Secure doors/windows, so your frightened cat doesn’t escape. In the event your cat does get out, make sure microchip info is up to date and have a current photo.
3- Cats hide when they are afraid. This makes them feel safe and secure. Provide your cat with plenty of cozy places to hide, like covered beds and cat tunnels. Make sure they have easy access to a litter box, food, and water from the hiding spots
4- Play white noise, classical music, or music designed specifically for cats to soothe your cat and help to buffer the noise.5- Talk to your vet. They can help you decide if medication is warranted to help your cat through the fireworks.