Independence Day Busy Time For Tulsa Animal Hospitals - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

News

Independence Day Busy Time For Tulsa Animal Hospitals

Posted: Updated:
Independence Day Busy Time For Tulsa Animal Hospitals Independence Day Busy Time For Tulsa Animal Hospitals
TULSA, Oklahoma -

It's well-known that Fourth of July fireworks can make your animals anxious.

In fact, some animal hospitals say this is one of the busiest times of the year.

Veterinarians say the most common injury during the Fourth of July is animals hurt themselves because the fireworks make them anxious.

Little Boston is one of the many animals at the Neel Vet hospital today. 

And last night little Boston was so freaked out he hurt his hip. 

"I let him back in and he's yelping, like somebody's hurt him. Crying, can't talk," said Lilly Hoffman, Boston's owner.

Vets say they see a wide range of injuries as pets try to escape the loud noises of fireworks. 

But those injuries can be much more serious if the animal is outside and tries to jump a fence to escape. 

"The anxiety then leads to them, they're out in the yard trying to escape from the yard, getting struck by a car, getting lost," said Dr. Brett Boatsman, a veterinarian.

Boatsman says there is help if your pet suffers from a fireworks phobia. Your vet can prescribe a sedative to help them cope. 

There are several things you can do to protect your pet during the Fourth of July.

Special Features

Live Traffic

Get the latest road conditions on Green Country roadways.

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

CBS Shows

Watch your favorite CBS shows for free online.

Links

Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.