Comforting Your Pets on the Fourth of July

Photo: Romprescue.com

Photo: Romprescue.com

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, it is important to know how to care for and protect your pets. Did you know that more dogs run away from home on July 4th than any other day of the year? Even if there are not large displays scheduled for your area, you should prepare your animals as neighbors may set off noise makers.

Below are tips to keep your pets calm and comfortable during this holiday:

1. Know when fireworks will be happening
First, it is important to contact your local municipality to find out when fireworks are expected.

2. Check that your pets’ ID tags and microchips are updated In case your pet gets away during the celebrations, ID is the best way for them to be returned home quickly.

3. Prepare your house
Plan to use familiar noise to drown out firework sounds. Keep some lights on to make your pet feel comfortable.

4. Prepare a room
Select an inner room and prepare it with clean bedding and soothing music.

5. Provide food and water
Be sure to have sufficient food and water available as it can calm your pet down.

Braxton’s Animal Works offers a variety of calming devices including the Thundershirt, Homeopet Storm Stress, Pet Natural of Vermont Calming Chews, and Calming Collars. Stop by and check out our selection.

Upcoming Events:
Norman the Scooter Dog is coming to Braxton’s Animal Works August 7th. Watch for more details.
Norman is a dog who loves to perform for an audience. He has already appeared on Cartoon Network, The Late Show with David Letterman, Inside Edition and Good Morning America. Currently he can be seen every week on the Hallmark Channel show “Who Let the Dogs Out?”
So don’t miss this opportunity to see him locally.

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