9 Tips on How To Prepare Your Pets For Firework Season

posted by Shotaro Nabeya   30/06/2020

With the 4th of July weekend coming around the corner, here are some tips that you can use to keep your pets safe and calm!

While 2020 has been a wild adventure for all of us, there is no doubt that people are eager to celebrate the world opening up with the 4th of July fireworks.

We all love a good celebration, devoted pet owners know that this is the time of the year to be most cautious for our beloved furry companions.

Loud booms from the firework can stress our pets out, and if you’re not careful, they could dart off at any moment.

According to ASPCA, more than 10 million pets run away/disappear each year in the United States, and it is during the 4th of July weekend where most disappearances happen.

With the 4th of July weekend coming around the corner, here are some tips that you can use to keep your pets safe and calm!

Create a safe space for your pets

Keep your pets inside the house and make sure all windows and doors are closed, you don’t want your beloved animal to escape the house.

If you know where your pet’s favorite hiding place is, make sure it is cleared out and easily accessible.

If your pets are already hiding, let them be, don’t try to pull them out. It is also smart to shut all curtains, removing visual stimuli can help with calming your pets.

Crystal Healing

Studies have shown that animals can sense the Earth’s magnetic field and are instinctively sensitive to different energies in the world.

Crystal healing is a method used by shamans to utilize precious crystals for healing. Many of these crystal radiates calm and positive energy that can be very helpful for your animal companions.

Surrounding your house with these crystals can have a positive effect not only on your pets but also for you! For more information about crystal healing, check out our friends at mercicollective.com

Distract your pets with treats and toys

There are many toys out there that can be great distractions for your pets when there are hundreds of fireworks popping off outside.

A great toy to keep your pets occupied for hours is the KONG toy, you can stuff wet dog food, peanut butter, chicken stock or water in the KONG toy and freeze it. Once frozen, your animal companions will have something to focus on for the next couple of hours.

If you are not at home during the fireworks, you can always get a Furbo Dog Camera, the dog camera connects to your phone and alerts you if it picks up any barking, howling or crying. You can either talk to them or dispense a treat for them to calm down!

CBD Products

CBD products have taken the world by storm with studies indicating the health benefits of CBD. It has been proven to benefit both humans and animals.

Hemp-based products can be a great natural alternative to over-the-counter pharmaceuticals prescribed by Vets.

However, it is still recommended to ask your Vet’s opinion beforehand.

Take your pets out on a run

Tiring out your pets is a great way to make sure they stay calm. By releasing energy now, they’ll be less energy to exert when the fireworks start.

Playing with your pets in the house will also get the job done.

Update your pet’s ID tag

Always be ready and prepared, coming up with a Plan B never hurts. Make sure your pets ID tags are all up to date.

Check your contact information to see if your phone number is correctly inputted.

Play music

Music has proven to help humans and animals psychologically. Smoothing and calming music will not only help keep your pets calm but also drowns out the outside noise from the fireworks.

Even better? Create your custom pet playlist on Spotify, it’ll match their personality and your music taste

Final words

Always make sure to let your vet know everything about your pet’s behavior and needs.

Just like us humans, our beloved animals come in different shapes and sizes with their own unique genetic coding.

Make sure you are choosing the right anti-anxiety remedies for your pets!

And of course, happy 4th of July 🎉

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