Protect your animals: More pets are lost on July Fourth than any other day

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(MGN Online)

CLEVELAND – More pets are lost on Fourth of July than any other day during the year, according to PetMD. Make sure you take precautions to protect your animals as best as possible.

First, make sure your dog is wearing an up-to-date tag with current contact information. Have a current photo of your dog as well.

It’s best to exercise and play with your dog early on, so they aren’t wired at night and during parties.

Ask guests to play with dogs away from flames, bonfires and grills.

Keep treats close for anyone who wants to feed your pet.

Make sure to keep your dog occupied during fireworks, especially if they’re afraid. Treats and music are great distractions.

Tune in Fox 8 News in the Morning on Saturday as we speak with a local vet about how to prepare your pet for fireworks and how to make them more comfortable.

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