Picnics, fireworks, outdoor games and family festivities is what usually comes to mind when 4th of July arrives. Although this holiday is often a fun time for humans, it can be a very scary time for our pets. Here are a few tips for making your holiday weekend less stressful for your pets.
- Take your dog for nice long walk before festivities begin to exercise them and tire them out.
- Keep your pets indoors, do not take your dog with you the fireworks show.
- Give your pets a safe zone away from noisy activities, such as a nice bed in the lower-level of your house.
- Use D.A.P. or F.A.P. in your pet’s room to help soothe them. (Dog Appeasing Pheromones and Feline Appeasing Pheromones)
- Use Thunder Shirts or T-Touch wraps to ease your dog’s anxiety.
- Turn on a fan or some classical music to help muffle the sounds of fireworks outside.
- Cover the windows, close blinds and shades to cut down on visual stimuli.
- Please make sure you have a fitted collar or harness on your pet with proper I.D. Tags on it in case your pet escapes and flees.
Have a safe and happy 4th of July everyone!