4th of July Puppy Safety Tips 2022

4th of July is right around the corner and I like to put p a post about how to keep your pups involved, festive and safe foods and of course safety tips for those furry friends.

Alcoholic Drinks/Food:

  • Never leave your drinks (or food) unattended or in reach of your pup especially ones with alcohol. If your pup gets a hold of alcohol it could potentially poison them.
  • Remember not feed your pups just anything. Their are toxic foods such as: Onions, Chocolate, Coffee, Avocado, Grapes, Raisins, Salt, and Yeast Dough. For more foods that are toxic visit this link!

Matches/Lighter fluid:

  • Keep them away and out of reach of your pets. Certain matches contain chlorates, which could potentially damage blood cells and result in breathing problems could be developed.
  • Lighter fluid can be irritating to skin, if ingested can cause gastrointestinal irritation and central nervous system depression.
  • If inhaled aspirational pneumonia and breathing problems could develop.

Glow Jewelry:

  • Keep away from the pets!
  • They can cause stomach irritation and possibly central nervous depression.
  • If inhaled this could cause pneumonia.

Exercise/Brain Stimulation:

  • Before the festivities officially start try and take your pup out for a long walk, hike or run. Or add in another walk or game of fetch.
  • Stimulate the brain! Keep their brain stimulated with games and activities so they get into less trouble.
  • This could help relax them through all the nighttime festivities and chaos.

Safe Space:

  • Keep them safe!
  • Make sure to set up an area where they can go to and feel safe. It could be a kennel, a bed in another room or even a closet. Just make sure they have a safe, quiet, sheltered and secured place to go to ease their minds.
  • Check their leases and collars so if you have them out they won’t break.
  • Make sure gates are secured and no holes in your fences so the can’t get out of the yard and bolt.


  • Remember to LOVE them.
  • This could be really scary for them and they sometimes just need a little extra love and comfort from you. You are their entire world so make sure they know you have their back and everything is going to be ok.

I hope you all have a safe 4th of July and I hope these were helpful and your pup stay safe and calm this holiday.


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