It’s that time of the year again. The time when families gather, food is prepared, we celebrate our country's freedom, and yes - fireworks.
For the non-animal family, it's just another day to celebrate; however, those of us with animals can feel the anxiety coming way before that first boom of those beautiful fireworks.
So what will we do to prepare our dogs and horses to ensure they are safe and their anxiety is as low as possible?
Let’s start first by focusing on our pampered pups. You know your dog the best, so take a peek at these tips and make sure you have a plan in place.
Statistics show that more pets go missing on July 4th than any other day of the year.
Many pet owners will immediately resort to medication, as it is one of the fastest and most effective methods to soothe anxiety. But this isn’t the best option to go to first as these medications can have harsh side effects.
The most commonly prescribed medications for anxiety in dogs are shown to increase their sensitivity to noise. Many times, with a more holistic approach, there will be fewer (or no) side effects. Take, for example, something less invasive and more natural, like anti-anxiety vests.
Pet owners have been using far-infrared emitting blankets and gear for their pets to promote blood circulation and increase mobility—but what they also found is that it can also help promote mood relaxation and better behavior in animals.
The science behind far-infrared emitting products is in our technical fabrics—infused throughout each product are 30 lead-free minerals that emit far-infrared wavelengths that penetrate down to the deep tissue level to dilate capillaries and increase blood circulation.
The products have been proven to provide several benefits like pain relief, relaxation, and increased mobility. Benefab® developed the far-infrared emitting Canine Comfort & Care Shirtfor animals in a range of sizes to assure the best swaddle for any size dog, and even most cats (XS size).
The Benefab® Therapeutic Comfort & Care Shirtis designed to reduce anxiety, and stress but ALSO promote blood circulation, which aids in reducing pain and stiffness—a DOUBLE WIN. Not only can anxious, aggressive, and excited dogs benefit from this product, but also elderly, athletic, and injured dogs.
So now that our dogs are safe, what about our larger 4-legged friends - the horse?
This can be a bit tricker because of their size and, although we may want to, bringing them in the house to cuddle with us isn’t an option.
Here are a few simple tips to ensure your horse is safe while you celebrate:
We are confident that you will find these tips helpful and here’s to a safe 4th of July for you and all your 4-legged friends!
A strong and healthy topline is crucial for a horse's overall health and performance. The top line, which encompasses the muscles that run along the horse's spine from the withers to the croup, plays a vital role in supporting the rider's weight and maintaining proper balance.