In Dog Safety

July 4th is great celebrating for humans but to our pets it can be quite scary with all the loud noises. Be prepared to help your dog and cat stay safe with a minimum amount of stress this 4th of July.

Did you know the shelters say July 5th is the busiest day of the year?

  1. Leave your pet at home if you are attending July 4th fireworks or events
  2. Keep your pet in the house (Make sure doggie door is closed)
  3. Provide a place to hide (crate, closet, under the bed)
  4. Have the TV or radio on to drown out the noise
  5. Make the room dark with the blinds drawn
  6. Be sure your pet is wearing identification tags and all information is up to date
  7. Have a current full bodied picture of your pet ready in case they do run away
  8. Never use personal fireworks around pets
  9. Fireworks are toxic to pets – keep them away
  10. Fireworks can result in severe burns and/or trauma to the face and paws of the curious fearless dog that bites into a flaming fused firework

Here are some natural remedies to help with fear and anxiety:

Dogs
 * Thundershirt
* Lavender oil
* Rescue remedy
* DAP (Comfort Zone)

Cats
* Thundershirt
* Lavender oil
* Rescue remedy
* Feliway

Wishing all a sparkle-rific holiday – Happy 4th of July!!!!

SOURCE – Guardian Pet Sitter, Pet Sitters International

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