Fourth of July Safety Tips for Dogs and Cats
Fireworks can be fun for humans, but cats and dogs don't have the same reaction.
I love this time of year and the opportunity to celebrate Independence Day in our great country. There will be amazing days at the beach, parades, picnics and fireworks! It is the latter that can make or break your pet's well-being.
Pets are not stable in their environment when they hear unfamiliar sounds, especially the sounds of fireworks, this can send them into a frenzy of fear. There are a few things you can engage to assist your pet. I will share just a few that I use in my home to create a calming and balanced environment.
Keep your dog or cat inside during the fireworks in a nice, calm, cool environment, preferably with human companionship.
Provide a safe place inside for your dog or cat to retreat. When scared of sounds they can’t orient, they often prefer small enclosed areas... For dogs, covering their crate or lowering the blinds in the area they are crated can also be helpful. For cats, allowing them to retreat to dark places is a good idea such as under a bed or in a closet with the lights off.
In your home keep the windows and curtains closed and remove visual stimulation to calm them.
Sound Therapy: Before the holiday celebration begins, get this digital download of 22:22 minutes of calming, soothing, healing music for dogs & cats and begin playing it in the afternoon. We have used Wholetones music to create a calming, soothing environment for our cats and it works great.
This 22:22 minutes of wonderful music is tuned to a frequency (396Hz) that is scientifically proven to calm your dog or cat. It works for humans, too!
Take advantage of this offer and enjoy the celebrations with you and your fur baby. You will have access to a digital download so you can play the music for them now, PLUS you will receive the actual CD in the mail.
Click here to go to Wholetones Single 396Hz – Healing Music For Dogs (and Cats too). The CD jacket says it’s for Dogs but that’s because the guy who created the music is a dog person. Believe you me, It works for cats too.
One more thing, after the celebrations, check your yard for fireworks debris before allowing pets outside to play or relax. Even if you didn’t set off fireworks yourself, debris can make its way into your yard, where curious animals may pick it up to play with or eat.
Have a happy & safe 4th of July,