How to help keep your furry friend calm this Fourth of July

It's not only the fireworks contributing to their stress - all the new sights and sounds outside compound the distress.

Katelynn Ulrich

Jul 3, 2024, 11:06 AM

Updated 21 days ago

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What we see as a celebration is not essentially the same for our pets.
There are clear signs your dog is panicking during the Fourth of July holiday. Some include avoidance and unusually aggressive behavior.
It's not only the fireworks contributing to their stress - all the new sights and sounds outside compound the distress. You can help mitigate their stressful experience.
"Leave them in a quiet room. Put on a TV or a radio or a sound machine. You can even put cotton in their ears to dull the noises around them, and try to stick to their routine as much as possible," said VERG Brooklyn Chief Medical Officer Brett Levitzke.
As for cats, they're a little more independent and not as stressed by all the change.


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