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Fireworks are scary for pets!! 🎆🎇

Here’s a plan to help keep your pet safe and stress-free.
Tips to diminish your pet’s fireworks anxieties...
  1. Get plenty of exercise with your pet during the day to decrease any pent-up nerves/energy when the fireworks start.

  2. Provide a safe space for your pet in a familiar and comfortable room inside. Soothing, classical music, or ambient sounds (Iike the TV) can help drown out the noise of fireworks and create a more tranquil atmosphere for your pets. There are even specially designed playlists available for pets on various streaming platforms. Ensure all doors and windows are closed and provide access to hiding spots.

  3. Provide distractions with high-value treats and toys to keep your pets entertained with their favourite toys, treats, or puzzle games to help divert their attention from the fireworks. Engaging activities can help reduce anxiety and keep them occupied.

  4. Calming comfort Consider using pheromone diffusers, calming sprays, or anti-anxiety wraps like the Thundershirt Calming Wrap which provides gentle pressure that helps decrease anxiety and stress for some pets.

  5. Make sure your pet has proper identification - Check your pet’s identification tag for up-to-date contact information. Tip: If you don’t have time to order a tag with accurate information, you can always use a small luggage tag to add your information and attach it to the collar.

  6. Microchip your pet to help your local officials get your furry friend back to you in the chance they do fearfully flee... Although microchips are not tracking devices, they do help lost pets be reunited with their parents. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date, and if your pet isn’t microchipped Use your app to request a microchip appointment today!

  7. Consult your veterinarian - If your pet experiences extreme anxiety during fireworks, contact us ahead of time! We can discuss possible solutions, such as anxiety medications or behavioural training, to help your furry friend cope better.

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