Keeping pets safe on the Fourth

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- We love a holiday but our pets don't always share our excitement. In fact, more pets are lost on the Fourth of July than any other day of the year.

Brittany Gilliam, Regional Manager of Hollywood Feed, has some advice to keep your furry friend safe.

1. Keep pets indoors and in a safe room or a crate.

2. Don't take pets with you to a fireworks display.

3. Block outside lights and sounds by lowering blinds and turning on the TV at home to distract your pets.

4. Play soothing music to counteract the noise of fireworks exploding.

5. Have pets properly identified with tags and microchipped.

6. Get pets a Thundershirt®, an item of clothing you wrap around the animal that mimics being held to relieve anxiety caused by thunderstorms, travel or even  fireworks.