We want to wish our friends a very a happy and safe 4th of July. Please remember friends the holiday can be a very frightful and traumatic time for many dogs with all of the loud explosions outside. This is the day when many dogs (and cats) are losts. Popping fireworks and celebratory gunshots from holiday enthusiasts can often send our beloved posh pups into a horrible frenzy. We have already heard a few fireworks in my neighborhood and it set the dogs barking. Luckily, we were here to quickly calm and reassure them all is well. Though Rufus still seems a little uneasy and continues to pace around the house.
Here are few helpful tips for our friends:
- Take your dog(s) for a long walk or hike before the fireworks begin to get them good and tired.
- Make certain they’re safely kept inside (and not outside); close off your doggie door if applicable.
- Turn on the TV and/or radio to help diffuse and drown out the sounds of fireworks.
- If possible confine them to one room; perhaps one well insulated room.
- If you own a thundershirt or have other calming agents at your disposable, this is the day to use them.