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Tips and Tricks to Keep your Pet Calm this 4th of July


The 4th of July is just around the corner and I'm sure you already know how pets feel about fireworks. While they may be exciting for us, fireworks can be a source of anxiety and stress for our furry friends. Pets such as dogs and cats have unique ear anatomies allowing them to hear louder and further sounds than a human can. So, if we think fireworks are LOUD, just imagine what our pets hear!

  • Create a comfy space-Set up a safe and comfortable indoor space where your pal can retreat during firework shows. Choose a quiet room away from windows and doors, such as a bedroom or a basement. Provide familiar bedding, toys, and comforting items to keep your pet feeling safe.
  • Close the windows- Close all windows and draw the curtains to help block out noise and reduce visual stimuli from fireworks displays.
  • Don't leave your pet alone- If possible, avoid leaving your pet alone during fireworks. Stay with them to provide comfort and reassurance or enlist the help of a trusted friend or family member if you need to leave the house.
  • Distract and entertain - Provide your pet with distracting and fun activities to help keep their mind off the fireworks. Offer interactive toys, puzzle feeders, or engaging games to help redirect their focus and mental drive.
  • Talk to your vet- Ask your vet about Sileo which is prescribed to calm dogs down when they're frightened by loud noises such as fireworks. Sileo works by blocking norepinephrine which is a neurotransmitter and hormone that transmits nerve signals during moments of stress.

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