During this time of the year there is so much happening, but we need to take a moment before we head off to celebrate and think of our dog’s safety. Fireworks can be fun for humans, but dogs don’t have the same reaction. Frightened dogs tend to bolt and run for long distances until they get far away from whatever scared them. More pets go missing around the 4th of July than any other time of the year. Fireworks are loud, and when they explode the sound triggers dogs’ nervous systems which in turn makes them feel afraid. If your dog runs away when fireworks go off it’s because of natural instinct.
Some signs of distress might be:
- Yawning frequently
- Panting heavily
- Licking its lips
Here are a few options to help your furry friend:
- Keep them inside
- Make sure they have access to their favorite spot
- Play music or white noise
- Exercise your dog before the fireworks start
- Stay home with them, if possible
- Provide a distraction
- Close curtains
- Keep your dog on a leash if you go outside
- Make sure they have access to plenty of water
- Have updated tags on their collars
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 less (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.
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