The Fourth of July is meant to be a celebration, but with all the festivities, it's important to be prepared and take safety precautions for yourself, but also for your four-legged friends.
Here are some safety tips from the doctors and staff at BluePearl Veterinary Partners.
BluePearl vets say prevention is always the best form of first aid. But if something does happen and your pet is burned or injured, here are some first aid tips you need to know:
• First, never put any types of cream, ointment, butter or margarine on your pet’s burn. These can introduce bacteria and other harmful substances into the burned area.
• If the burn is mild, cool the area as soon as possible with cool water and contact your veterinarian. Never use ice as ice increases the chance of hypothermia.