4th of July and pets warning

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Rottweiler - These lovable guard dogs suffer a high rate of cancer, and are susceptible to parovirus as puppies, according to iheartdogs.com. The quality of the breed also makes buying one an expensive, upfront purchase.

The Humane Society of Missouri is reminding pet owners to be responsible this weekend when it comes to their pets, and they’ve provided a few tips.

First and foremost, keep pets away from fireworks. Fireworks can be scary and dangerous for pets if they get too close.

If you’re at a cookout, don’t let your pet eat food they normally wouldn’t eat.

Make sure any bug spray or sunscreen applied to pets is safe for animals.

And make sure ID tags and microchips are up to date in case they get spooked and run off.