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Keep Your Pets Calm During the Fourth of July

Keep Your Pets Calm During the Fourth of July

BOOM! The first firework illuminates the nighttime sky and we can't help but feel giddy excitement as the show begins….our pets, not so much. 

You may wonder why they don’t feel the same joy as us. Due to their sensitive ears, they have difficulty adapting to louder sounds - especially ones with no pattern or warning. This leads to many dogs being scared, resulting in excessive barking, shaking, and cowering...or even running away!

As pet parents, the worst feeling is the sense of helplessness while our pets are stressed or uncomfortable. To help keep our pets safe, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite ways to keep our furry companions comfortable and stress-free during the Fourth of July:

Make Them Feel Secure

Just like a baby is comforted by swaddling, the same goes for our pets. Using a well designed wrap, like the Thundershirt, is the perfect way to give them the same feeling of being secure. 

For decades, veterinary professionals have recommended pressure therapy to combat signs of distress during triggering events, such as loud noises and car rides. 

Many pet owners find anti-anxiety wraps to be an easy and affordable, drug-free alternative! The best part? It releases endorphins, which promote a sense of well-being. 

Set Their Sights on Something Else 

Distraction is the best medicine! Before the fireworks begin to light up the sky, pull out a mind-stimulating puzzle to give them something else to think about. 

One of our favorites is the Sodapup Bones Design Enrichment Licking MatAdd a helping (or two) of our Chill Out Peanut Butter and they’re all set! This will keep their mind busy while getting a yummy treat. 

Trust us, your pooch will be so focused on solving the tasty puzzle, they won’t even notice the celebrations going on around them! 

Give Them Something to Chew On

Snacks always make us feel better! Calming chews are a great and tasty way to reduce anxiety before it starts. Our fav? The Heavenly Hounds Peanut Butter Flavored Relaxation Square, which is the perfect combination that promotes relaxation and eliminates anxiety in dogs.

Another option is CHILL + OUT by Super Snouts! The veterinarian-formulated chew is a natural alternative that provides your pet with relief through hemp actives. 

The choices are endless, but they can be overwhelming! Visit any of our locations and we’ll be happy to help you find the right product for your pet.

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