Read our 5 tips to help your dog cope with fireworks so you are prepared in advance for any loud celebration!
1. Make sure your dog gets PLENTY OF EXERCISE earlier in the day. Expend your dog’s excess energy first, before the fireworks start, by taking them on a very long walk to tire them out and put them in a calm state.
2. Keep your dog inside during fireworks, preferably with HUMAN COMPANIONSHIP. If possible, remain with them at home so that they can take comfort in your presence. If you are going to be with your dog during the fireworks, sending the calming message that they are nothing to worry about will also help him to relax. Remember that dogs communicate with energy, and will look to their pack leader for clues on how they should behave. If you’re not making a big deal or showing excitement about the fireworks, then he will learn to be less concerned as well.
3. If you’re unable to remain with your dog, PROVIDE A SAFE PLACE place inside your home for your dogs to retreat. Dogs have been known to jump through glass windows in an attempt to escape the noise, so make sure that pets are in a safe area where they cannot hurt themselves and cannot escape. If your dog is comfortable in a crate, that is a good option. If possible, keep the windows and curtains closed. Covering the crate or lowering the blinds can also be helpful.
4. ENSURE YOU PET HAS ID tags with a properly fitting collar and is micro-chipped, in case they do escape from your property and become lost.
5. If you do find it necessary to use medication, try the natural yet extremely effective Storm Stress formula or Anxiety from HomeoPet. The liquid drops are Vet-developed and designed for cats and dogs who experience fear of thunder, fireworks or loud noises; and have been proven in clinical trials to PROMOTE A SENSE OF CALM and to relieve stress. The liquid drops are fast acting, usually within minutes or hours, without any side effects.