Like many Americans, you may be planning to have a festive Fourth of July. Along with barbeques and day at the beach, no July holiday celebration would be complete without enjoying the fireworks that celebrate the birth of our nation.
Perhaps you are considering staying at home and planning a get-together with friends and family. Or, you may want to go check out your local professional fireworks display. While planning your celebration, take a moment to consider your pets.
Unlike people, pets don’t associate the noise, flashes, and burning smell of pyrotechnics with celebrations. Pets are terrified of fireworks, and often panic at the loud bangs they produce.
Because of this, the American Humane Association reports that July 5 is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters. Proactive Animal Welfare, Inc. (PAW) stated that animal shelters the day after Fourth of July are “inundated with pets that panicked at the noise of firecrackers and fled into the night, winding up lost, injured or killed.”
If you plan on boarding your pet(s) during the 4th of July celebration and you know that your furry loved one is frightened of loud explosions, please ensure that you speak with your veterinarian.
Your veterinarian can provide you with a mild sedative to relax your pet(s).
Watching your pet run back and forth while fireworks are blasting away is not amusing. We see our pets doing this and think, wow, she just loves 4th of July.
The noise and unpredictability of fireworks leads many dogs to perceive them as a threat. This triggers their fight-or-flight response. Your dog may bark at the noises or try to run away and hide.
Having a bit(e) of a problem with a new brother or sister. Most adopted dogs tend to be shy and the alpha of the house is not too fond of a new face. I can assist on working with them one on one and then slowly introduce them together with the pack.
Planned a vacation and your pet had an unexpected limb surgery. We will watch over your pet and provide the proper care and therapy needed to accelerate the healing process. Being a pet nurse and working side by side a well known orthopedic doctor who has trained me well on providing proper physical therapy on such matters. Enjoy your vacation or overseas business plans, and let me care for your pet. Nursing for pets 40 pounds or under. Call us and we will inform you what is required before boarding your pet.
Yes, Barks and "Purrs" has room for our feline friends. They are separated from our canines and have a room all to themselves. They can climb, jump and play all day.
If your cat has been through a orthopedic surgery and you planned on leaving the island, we can care for them while your away. We specialize on accelerated healing and provide proper physical therapy on your loved one.
Please ensure that your feline is not fractious, if so, it would be wise to keep them in a hospital setting where they can keep them calmer. All others will be placed in separate kennels or our cat suite if you have two or more. Our kenneled cats will have access to our play room with a staff member.
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Directly across Goodyear, enter at the driveway for Salz Lock and Key, immediately turn right into adjacent parking structure. Barks and Purrs is located through the fence and upstairs. Kahala Pet Hospital is directly below us.
3020 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816, United States
Monday - Friday: 7am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm