We all look forward to the 4th of July and all the festivities especially the fireworks, but for most dogs the 4th of July is no celebration.
Loud noises like fireworks can be very stressful for dogs and cats. Many dogs hide, pant, scratch at the floor, tremble, or pace when confronted with a loud noise like the fireworks. Your not alone… Here are some ways to help reduce the stress and anxiety your pets may experience during the 4th Of July Holiday:
Choose an All Natural Calming Treat like one of these:
Heavenly Hounds Relaxation Squares- Supports a balanced behavior and promotes relaxation. Yummy peanut butter flavor with Passion Flower and Valerian Root to promote a sense of calmness.
True Hemp Calming Treats-Contains True Calm formula with hemp seed and a combination of calming herbs like chamomile and lemon balm that help maintain normal emotional balance.
Tranquility Blend- A natural herbal blend that provides a balanced combination of calming nerve tonics for anxiety and stress. Contains Valerian , Skullcap Passionflower and Oatstraw.
Pet Naturals Calming Chews-Contains a blend of L-Theanine, Vitamin B1 and Colostrum Calming Complex that are natural occuring amino acids that support normal chemical balance in the brain promoting a calming effect.
Happy Traveler-Soft chews recommended for dogs that experience occasional bouts of anxiety, motion sickness and nervous behavior. These chews contain Valerian, Chamomile, and St. Johns Wort.
Lavender Essential Oil is also effective to reduce stress for dogs, it creates a sense of peace and harmony and offering a calming effect on dogs, and their humans too. This oil is soothing to the central nervous system and can only be used effectively to help a dog get used to a safe space. Try placing a few drops on your dog’s collar, or diffuse the oil around your house for an overall calming effect.
Play calming music during the fireworks can distract your pet from the booming firework noises and give them a sense of calmness.
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