Wednesday, July 01, 2009

4th of July Safety Reminder

The 4th of July is this coming Saturday. With many planned community fireworks events, and the possibility that people will also be setting off their own fireworkds, it's especially important to make sure that all of your pets have collars, tags, and that their microchips have your up to date contact information. Also make sure that when you leave home your pets are safely contained or secured. Since it's summer, it's best not to leave pets outside anyway, as they can become overheated.

If your dogs are afraid of fireworks, there are some all natural things you can try to help them get through the holiday with less stress. Rescue Remedy for Pets is an all natural remedy for stress and anxiety made from flower essences. You can also try a dog appeasing pheromone diffuser, or a CD of calming sounds for anxious dogs. There are a few others on the market. Some people also find that putting a t shirt on the dog and tying so it's snug helps to keep them calm.

We wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July!

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