Dog Safety for the 4th of July

Hello to Everyone,

The 4th of July always conjures up memories for me of our small town 4th of July parade, with the brownies and girl scouts, cub and boy scouts, the members of the American Legion, the mayor, and various small local businesses as participants. We waved our little American flags with pride and then went home to eat hotdogs and hamburgers for dinner. After dark, we got to wave sparklers while our dads shot off cherry bombs and Roman candles.

So many dogs, our own hyper little Roxie included, have a tremendous fear of the sound of fireworks. Roxie will glue herself to your leg as you walk through the house, and shiver and shake and pant until the sound goes away. If we are going to be away from the house, we leave a radio turned on and block the doggie door so she can’t get outside and try to escape. This year, we have found a homeopathic remedy called Peace and Calming, which does seem to help her.

Here are the ASPCA Fourth of July Safety Tips, and an article from the Humane Society
July 4th Fireworks Are No Blast For Pets.

Another resouce I came across today is a company, Bark Buckle Up, that has items to help keep dogs safe while traveling or enjoying the boat. They have doggie life jackets, harnesses, and the like.

Have a safe and happy 4th,

Jean

Jul 01, 2009 | Comments are off | Dog Behavior, Home Health Care for Dogs

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