We Love Independence Day! But, Our Dogs? Not So Much!

No, we're not talking about the Will Smith movie :)

 scared dog

The Fourth of July is a day for Celebration, Excitement, Togetherness, and sometimes, some really great food! But as the sun sets and the fireworks come out, it gets to be a very loud and scary time for our fur-babies!

Dogs may be upset by the light and noise of far-off celebrations or even the neighbors celebrating their freedom next door.

More dogs run away on July 4th than any other day of the year. Less than a quarter of those are ever returned!

As the pack leader, your dog trusts you to keep her comfort and safety in mind this July 4th!

Here are some things you can do to help keep your furry friend cool, calm, and brave in the Rockets' Red Glare!

  • Anxiety vest or weighted blanket
  • Desensitize your dog to loud noises
  • Plan a daytime workout
  • Comfort your best buddy
  • Try CBD oil
  • Stay indoors
  • Distract your pup
  • Play white noise
  • Get proper ID

 

References:

https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/training/how-to-keep-your-dog-calm-during-fireworks/

https://www.honestpaws.com/blog/dogs-and-fireworks/

https://www.petmd.com/dog/8-tips-helping-dogs-thats-scared-fireworks

https://www.k9magazine.com/calm-dog-fireworks/

 



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