INFOGRAPHIC: How to Keep Your Pets Safe this Summer

07/03/2014 AT 2:30 PM ET

We know how excited your dog is about the Fourth of July – well, at least for your family’s barbecue.

While it’s fun to include your best buddy in the July 4th festivities like fireworks and road trips, it’s important to be mindful of the dangers they can face as the temperatures rise. Now that it’s summer, hot days, hot cars and hot pavement are just some of the most common hazards.

Our friends at the Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) have put together this adorable infographic that offers 5 tips for keeping your pet safe this summer. Read it, make a summer pet safety plan and have a paw-some holiday!

Did you know: Fireworks can spur a 30 percent increase in pet runaways?

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