Keeping your Pet Safe
    During the Fourth of July

MANHATTAN -- Dr. William Fortney, professor of
veterinary medicine at Kansas State University, offers
these tips for keeping your pet safe through the
Fourth of July holiday.

Keep your pets away from all fireworks.

If you take your dog for a walk be prepared for
surprises and keep your
pets on leashes.

Keep your pets indoors or otherwise secured when
fireworks are being shot off.

If you think your pets might need tranquilizers take
them to their veterinarian now. Don't wait until just
before the holiday or you may not get an appointment.

Some pets won't go outside when fireworks are going
off. If your pet goes outside to relieve itself, take
it out before it gets dark.