So many pets are lost every year on the 4th because they get frightened by the loud sounds and flashes of light from the fireworks. This article will offer tips to help you help your frightened pet survive the night easier.
So many dogs and cats are frightened by loud sounds like the fireworks and some are even afraid of thunder storms. On the 4th many get out of the house without a leash or they get afraid and escape the backyard. Then not only are they super scared they are lost and alone while being super scared.
A lot get found in hours, some in a few days or maybe weeks but some unfortunately get hit by cars or stolen if they are an expensive breed or just a really nice dog that the finders take a liking to. Here are a few tips to help that not happen.
There are things you can do right in the house like maybe spend the evening with your frightened pet in a basement or an interior room away from widows so they can’t see the flashes and the booms would be a bit muffled. You can also close blind and curtains to block the flashes of light. Turn the tv and or radio on and semi loud to muffle the booms.
If you are going to the fireworks maybe your pet could go to grandmas house or you could get a pet sitter to stay with them. There are also products that you can give them to help calm the anxiety. The one we prefer is Rescue Remedy which is a natural homeopathic stress relief for both dogs and cats. It comes in drop for so you can either give them the drops by mouth or drop them on treats of a little food.
They work really well to calm them down and reduce the anxiety. The last tip I have for you is watch the doors carefully, a scared pet might dart right out the door if it opens even if they have never ever done so before. If you are taking or letting it out for a potty break make sure you have a harness and leash on them. They are having a rough night already and really really don’t need to be lost in the dark alone with the scary stuff going on.
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