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Fourth of July Safety Tips

The Fourth of July is a festive, noise holiday filled with good, old-fashioned family fun. For us, humans. For our pets, the Fourth can be both exciting and scary. We have more pet emergencies on the Fourth of July than almost any other holiday! Keep reading to learn how to keep your pets safe this Fourth!

The biggest tip we can give you is to keep your pets calm. A safe, dark, and quiet place can go a long way to keeping your pets safe. If that is not enough, we can always try some relaxation medications (contact your veterinarian for recommendations). Microchipping can be a lifesaver if they do happen to take a midnight stroll.

The Fourth is full of yummy summer treats but a lot of those goodies are not safe for your pet. Icecream, beer, and chocolate are among the top culprits of doggy stomach aches after the Fourth. Keep your pets safe from tummy-killers just like you would those fireworks. Above all, common sense is key. If it makes your pet feel calmer and/or safer, it works for us!

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What can you do when your dog is afraid of fireworks this Fourth?

The Fourth is almost here! It is a sad truth but more pets go missing due to firework anxiety than any other holiday. Feel out of options? Not sure what to do? That is why we are here!

Whether it is just changing your routine, bringing them in the house, or using calming medication, there are lots of options for this issue!

Here is a quick & easy list of some simple things you can do to calm down your anxious pet this Fourth:

  1. Bring them inside the garage or inside your home.
    • This seems almost obvious, but seeing that bright flash from a firework is almost as scary as hearing it to your pet.
  2. Find them a safe place to hide whether it be a closet or under the bed.
    • Providing that cozy space gives them a place to feel secure.
  3. Play TV or other background noise to lessen the volume of the fireworks.
  4. Pet them and soothe them: Your animals feel much calmer when you are calm.
  5. Relaxation medications: Some pets are so severely affected that they need some pharmaceutical help. That is completely okay and their friends will not make fun of them! We have a variety of safe, effective calming medications that we use all the time for noise phobias like this.

Want to learn more or hear about our calming medication options? Give us a call at (918)865-4733 or message us now!

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The Fourth is here! Is your pet ready?

Just like fear of thunderstorms, millions of pets are afraid of fireworks. This is why Independence Day is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters! Running away, hiding, and destructive behavior all are symptoms of anxiety. Luckily, we have some great methods of lessening, or even reversing, anxiety! Here is a great article outlining some at-home methods of handling fear of fireworks:

Link: http://www.collegevillageanimalclinic.com/…/fireworks-thund…

Questions? Concerns? Want some advice for your own fearful pooch? Feel free to give us a call at (918)865-4733!

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The 4th of July: Dogs vs Fireworks

Just like with thunderstorms, millions of pets are terrified of fireworks. This is why Independence Day is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters! Running away, hiding, and destructive behavior all are symptoms of anxiety. Luckily, we have some great methods of lessening, or even reversing, anxiety! Here is a great article outlining some at-home methods of handling fear of fireworks. Questions? Concerns? Want some advice for your own fearful pooch? Feel free to give us a call at (918)865-4733!

Link: Fear of Fireworks

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