Reading Time: 2 minutes Summer social gatherings and celebrations can add up to a lot of fun for humans, but it’s an equation that may test the limits for a fearful pet. The break-in day-to-day consistency and the chaos that comes with festivities can cause pets to escape in search of solace, which often times results in them leaving their loved ones behind.
“During the summer months, we tend to take a step away from our usual routines and that can be very unsettling for a pet,” said David Haworth, DVM, Ph.D., president of PetSmart Charities. “Even small barbecues and other summer events can cause distress that results in a pet fleeing for perceived safety.”
To help prevent your pet from running off, the experts from PetSmart Charities recommend these tips.