The 4th of July is a holiday that champions food, fun, and fireworks. While this summer celebration can be the catalyst for great memories, it can spark something quite different for your pet. The 4th of July can be a source of major anxiety and agitation for dogs, and it’s important to keep them in mind when planning your festivities. There are many simple tips that can help your pet the day of the event, but there are also preventative measures that can be taken. Scroll down to read about 4th of July preparation and same-day suggestions.
Don’t be afraid to combine these tips! In fact, we recommend it.
If you haven’t introduced your pet to white noise already, now is the time. A couple of weeks before the 4th start leaving a fan, peaceful radio station, or the television on while you’re at home relaxing. When you leave to watch a display or attend a party, turn on one of these devices to leave your pet with a sense of familiarity and comfort.
Familiarize Your Dog With A Safe Environment:
Consider leaving your dog in its crate or designated sleeping space once the fireworks display begins. If your dog is used roaming freely throughout the house, start introducing a safe haven for them to feel comfortable now and reward them for lounging there. Offering a stable environment is vital to their peace of mind during the 4th of July.
Essential Oils are a great option for calming your pet. It’s best to start introducing the oils 2 – 3 weeks before the festivities, but diffusing lavender or a Young Living blend like Peace and Calming will help settle your pet safely, without side effects. For more information on Essential Oils click here.
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