It is heating up outside and this weekend is predicted to be hot! Please protect your pets from the heat, and fireworks go on sale tomorrow. As July 4 gets closer, there may be more people using fireworks. For many pets, this time of year is scarier than Halloween and it is a potentially dangerous time. Fireworks, loud noises and large gatherings of family and friends can all serve as catalysts for pet incidents including lost or injured pets, as well as bites.
Plan for Your Pet’s Safety
Hot weather –
Outside your home - Keep dogs on a leash.
Be aware of and anticipate your pet’s reactions to unusual activities and people. If your pet is not used to crowds and/or does not know visitors, introduce them carefully and monitor their activity and comfort level. If there is a potential problem, address it by securing them in a safe place away from activities.
Picnics and Barbecues - Be aware that children with food in their hands are at risk of bites by dogs reaching for the food and ensure the children are protected.
Other animals –
Help for Lost and Found Pets
Remember to License your Eugenean
The average cost of a one year dog license is $18. Licenses can be obtained in person at most local veterinary offices and the 1st Avenue Public Shelter; or online and by phone through PetData at 855-328-1400 or www.petdata.com/eugene.
For more information: eugene-or.gov/index.aspx?NID=1919