4 Ways to Help Your Pet Spend a Stress-Free Fourth
Do Fourth of July fireworks send your dog careening under the nearest piece of furniture? To avoid a familiar panicky scene, take a moment to learn preventive measures that could soothe your furry baby:
1. Hush-little-baby… AKA the Thundershirt, this calming canine fashion trend works with gentle constant pressure, a method similar to swaddling a cranky human baby. Backed with a 100% money-back guarantee, Thundershirts help 80% of the pets that try one. Click here for purchasing information.
2. Happiness is… Aren’t all puppies happy? That’s the idea behind AdaptilTM products. The spray, diffuser or collar distributes a synthetic copy of pheromones, the hormones released by a lactating mama dog to comfort her puppies. Suitable for adult dogs and puppies. Click here for more information.
3. Brahm’s Lullaby… Playing classical or other soothing music can distract your pet from random loud noises as long you avoid 1812 Overture with cannon fire sound effects.
4. Good Vibrations. When other methods offer little solace for your pet, talk to your vet about anti-anxiety medications. A fast- acting variety might be the perfect solution for one noisy summer night.
Unbridled fear can fuel many less-than-desirable behaviors in your dog; however early intervention can address a reaction before it becomes a bad habit. It’s sad to note that the number one cause of euthanasia in the US is behavioral issues.
If you know that your dog is anxious about loud noises in general and fireworks specifically, give us a call. Let’s talk about the best way to soothe and comfort your pet. We’d love to help.