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    You could lose your pet this 4th of July! Try this instead....Plan ahead.

    While not every method works for every pet here are some things that may be very helpful for your pet.

    Most IMPORTANT...for dogs
    . Get their business done early, and stay with them if in your yard; have a firm grip on their leash when you walk them, then keep them in the house! Only last week, a dog was peeing in the yard when a loud firework went off, and he jumped the fence. I don't know if he's been found yet.

    Make sure their ID tags are up to date in case they get out. Even if they're chipped, they may not be found.

    A "Thunder Shirt" can be helpful for anxious dogs. Even a thick T-shirt can be comforting.
    Some calming meds from the Vet can help. Don't give human tranquilizers or any pills!!!
    Rescue Remedy can also help with anxiety. Oliver's has it. They may run out at this time. Or give them a calming remedy like Cat Nap (for cats only) or Chill Out, Canine Calm (for dogs only)
    Put your pet in a crate or a room away from the noise Leave the TV or radio on to mask the noise. Close the drapes


    Play and run them in the few hours before the festivities begin. A tired pet is more apt to sleep or veg out during those hectic hours.

    Do everything you can to provide safety for your pet. Losing a pet doesn't have to happen if you plan ahead for this terrifying experience.
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    Re: You could lose your pet this 4th of July! Try this instead....Plan ahead.

    Silent fireworks have been developed in Europe and are being used in some countries there now. Perhaps we can start using them here by next year. I'm researching this now. Too many dogs and cats flee the "terrifying experience." It doesn't have to be. Thanks for these good suggestions, Shandi.
    Last edited by Barry; 06-29-2016 at 02:14 PM.
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    Re: You could lose your pet this 4th of July! Try this instead....Plan ahead.

    can confirm Shandi's concerns
    as i just spent nine solid days with a german shepherd who lives way down on Stoney Pt Rd
    who ran away from fireworks
    travelled quite a distance, two days worth, from her home
    luckily we met
    and her family was able to track her down through a post at a local Rescue i had contacted
    having no idea her family was away on vacation, no idea anyone would come for her
    Shandi's Share is a Reality
    when i returned her to her home
    she backed away from a certain area
    her owner immediately read into this, "she's afraid of something," he said.
    then he said that area is where the fireworks were coming from the day she took off.
    Thank you Shandi for these reminders and tips~


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    While not every method works for every pet here are some things that may be very helpful for your pet.

    Most IMPORTANT...for dogs
    . Get their business done early, and stay with them if in your yard; have a firm grip on their leash when you walk them, then keep them in the house! Only last week, a dog was peeing in the yard when a loud firework went off, and he jumped the fence. I don't know if he's been found yet.

    Make sure their ID tags are up to date in case they get out. Even if they're chipped, they may not be found.

    A "Thunder Shirt" can be helpful for anxious dogs. Even a thick T-shirt can be comforting.
    Some calming meds from the Vet can help. Don't give human tranquilizers or any pills!!!
    Rescue Remedy can also help with anxiety. Oliver's has it. They may run out at this time. Or give them a calming remedy like Cat Nap (for cats only) or Chill Out, Canine Calm (for dogs only)
    Put your pet in a crate or a room away from the noise Leave the TV or radio on to mask the noise. Close the drapes


    Play and run them in the few hours before the festivities begin. A tired pet is more apt to sleep or veg out during those hectic hours.

    Do everything you can to provide safety for your pet. Losing a pet doesn't have to happen if you plan ahead for this terrifying experience.
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