Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe on the 4th of July

The 4th of July is all about celebrating freedom and independence. But you know who shouldn’t celebrate freedom on this fine summer holiday? Your pet!

Well, that’s not to say you shouldn’t dress your pug in an Uncle Sam costume (in fact, please do, and send us a pic because that would be adorable).

A Patriotic Pug

What we mean is that your dog or cat shouldn’t “go free” and end up lost! The 4th of July can be super scary for pets because of all the fireworks and noisy parties. Many animals get so spooked that they’ll jump over or frantically dig out of their backyard fences. In fact, more pets run away on the 4th of July than any other day of the year. 

To make sure you keep Fido and Fluffy safe, we dug up some infographics with helpful tips for pet owners on the 4th of July. Check ’em out after the jump and share with your friends and family to spread the word!
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Review Roundup, Part 2: Personal Finance & Budget Experts Recommend Kaiku

You like us, you really like us! Welcome to the next installment of our Kaiku Review Roundup. Now that we’ve rolled out Visa Clear Prepaid designation and waive your monthly fee when you Direct Deposit $750 a month, financial bloggers and budgeting experts are recommending the Kaiku Card all over the place. Check out the highlight reel:

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How To Help Victims of the Nepal Earthquake

Nepal was struck by a devastating 7.8 earthquake on Saturday, with the estimated death toll rising above 3,000 according to the BBC. Another 6,500 are believed to be injured. Tragically, this number is expected to rise as authorities continue to assess the damage.

If you’ve been following this story and wondering how to help, here’s our list of favorite charities that are accepting donations for Nepal aid.

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