How To Help Your Dog be More Comfortable Around Fireworks

Lets face it most, dogs are terribly afraid of fireworks. The loud noises send them into a panic, then the flashing lights and the smell of sulphur can send them into a tailspin since their senses are so much keener then our own. They shake, whimper, and try to hide. We as dog parents wonder what can we do to help soothe them, to let them know all is going to be ok. Here are 5 tips that you can try to help them out.

1.  Try getting a Thunder shirt or a tight kids t-shirt. (by being tight it helps them feel secure and comforted).                    

Please don’t use fireworks around us

2.  Try putting on a sound machine with white  noise or rain water – these have been known to be soothing.

3.   Combine a sound machine or tv/stereo and putting them in a quiet room with a light on far as possible from the fireworks.

4.  Dampen the noise by closing the curtains.

Our pets can feel our anxiety so please remain calm, happy and upbeat so you don’t transfer your anxiety to them.  I f you’re not planning on going out  keep an eye on your pet and stay with them. You will both love each others company!

 SIGNS OF STRESS:

1.    Barking a lot  

2.   Running away  

3.   Soiling the house

4.   Hiding     

5.   Cowering

6.   Clinging to owner 

7.   Whimpering 

8. Trembling

If these signs continue over a course of a few days you may want to take your dog to see the vet to have a check up.

HAVE A SAFE, GREAT 4th OF JULY !!!!

Have a pet? 7 Things you can do to celebrate Earth Day

As a dog walker I am aware of what being “green” is all about and I really try to do my best to help out. Like most of you I have grandkids and I want them to be able to enjoy their life on this earth so there are a few things we can do to help out with the pets that we own as well as care for on a daily basis. Here are just a few things that we could do to help the earth as well as make us feel like we are doing our part.

  1. Use biodegradable bags when picking up your dogs poop.
  2. If you have a cat you can use the biodegradable bags to scoop the litter box- this can help a lot since we all know that cats LOVE a clean litter box!
  3. Use plant based litter or recycled/ biodegradable litter such as Sweat Scoop or News Best.
  4. Use chemical free cleaners when cleaning up after your pets or just in general.
  5. Clean up pet messes and those other messes with rags instead of paper towels – save a tree.
  6. Instead of throwing away those old unwanted towels, blankets, pet beds, bowls, leashes and collars find a local rescue or shelter and donate them. They would appreciate the thought and they would get another life of use. (Not to mention that feel good feeling again!)
  7. AND while your there adopt a pet, they can make as good a companion as the ones you might buy at a pet store or from a breeder.

Well, that’s it for now thanks for taking the time to check this out a see what you can do to help our earth. Remember think green!

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Dog Walking in Eaton Canyon

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