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Celebrating Fourth of July with Dogs

Fourth of July is about celebrating and appreciating the freedom we have today.  We usually celebrate with our family, friends, food and fun.  Of course, we want our dog to be around for the festivities.  But like any other summer celebration, the 4th of July holiday comes with some potential hazards.  Here is what you can do to keep your dog safe.

Fireworks. Fireworks and dogs do not agree with each other.  Even the bravest dogs can be terrified by their sound.  Keep your dog away from fireworks displays, and if you plan to go see fireworks, leave your dog at home.  If fireworks can be heard near your home, keep your dog indoors, and give him/her a safe place to curl up.

Heat. The heat of the day can be detrimental to your dog’s health.  Exercise your dog during the cooler times of the day, and keep him/her in a cool environment during hot times of the day.  Make sure to keep your dog hydrated.  Always carry dog-dedicated water and foldable water bowl on walks and hikes.  At JasperandZoe.com, we love the Water Rover bottle.  You unplug, lay it flat, and the water automatically flows into the round bowl, then you tip the extra water back into the bottle, and close the bottle – very easy and convenient.  We carry the Water Rover with us when we are out with Jasper with ice cubes inside, and he is cool and happy.

Check out the different sizes and colors.

Water Rover Bottle

At JasperandZoe.com we wish you and your dog a very happy and safe 4th of July holiday.  To help you celebrate, we are offering you and your family and friends 35% off all orders from now through July 5, 2010.  Enter code “JULY4” at checkout.  As always 10% of our profits supports ASPCA to fight against animal cruelty.  Happy Independence Day!

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