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How to keep your pets safe the Fourth!

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posted on Jul, 3 2011 @ 01:02 AM
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General Precautions on Independence Day...





With all the fireworks and other holiday activity, your pets/companion animals may be overwhelmed;

Safe bet is to keep all pets at home. Even dogs, who have never been frightened of loud noises may be upset.

Nervous pets may need to be kenneled as they may hurt themselves in a frenzy during various noise.

Comfortable pets: while you're not home, leave on a radio or TV, new or favorite toys and treats offered, quite comfortable area of the house...

Some nervous pets may need medication(see your Vet) or visit your pet shop for, safe, calming herbal remedies.

As an active time of year for runaway pets, make sure they have on their collars, as well as are in secured area/s.

If they must be outside in kennel/s, etc., make sure the area is cool and water-with ice cubes to last longer- is provided, also frozen water bottles help to cool off.

Large Animals/Farm Animals, keep in their stalls and cages: More

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Happy -early- Independence Day!

edit on 3-7-2011 by dreamingawake because: (no reason given)




posted on Jul, 4 2017 @ 01:36 AM
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originally posted by: dreamingawake

General Precautions on Independence Day...



Some nervous pets may need medication(see your Vet) or visit your pet shop for, safe, calming herbal remedies.

Alternatives to the above: Currently there are collars that help out as well as shirts/jackets and weighted blankets to help calm pets.


Happy -early- Independence Day!



posted on Jul, 4 2017 @ 04:26 AM
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Even dogs, who have never been frightened of loud noises may be upset.


My boy used to be fine with fireworks, but in the last few years is getting spooked. It's really no guarantee that they're going react the same way every time, I wouldn't leave him alone unless he was acting like it was no big deal.

I think one of the reasons my dogs have been calm about it is that I don't make it a big deal. Boom, dog flinches, pretend I didn't get startled too and act like it's fine. Of course if my buddy gets really scared he's allowed to hop up on the couch or whatever and get love. It really does seem like being calm and not doting all over him every time something loud happens helps way more than coddling him (even though I want to). It breaks my heart that he seems to know he shouldn't be scared but still is, he's such a sweet boy. Of course when I started typing and he's sleeping on my leg on the couch, someone shoots some off. He looked up at me with those beautiful Border Collie eyes and I felt guilty because I can't do anything about it.

And he just hopped off the couch.

And now he's in the bedroom hiding.



posted on Jul, 4 2017 @ 09:09 AM
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Great advice!!!!!

Also, be aware of your localities laws for fireworks.
Some cities, towns do NOT allow fireworks in residential neighborhoods.
So, if that is the case, do what you can to help law enforcement do their jobs.

We should not encourage folks to terrorize pets, small children and the elderly.



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