Plan ahead to keep your pets happy and calm during this year’s fireworks. the ASPCA has come up with a helpful list to keep your pet’s calm so you can enjoy the festivities ( this can also be helpful during thunderstorms).
Here is a start to ASPCA’s list of suggestions, followed by a link to their full article below:
- Something as simple as turning on some soft music and moving your pet into an interior room with no windows can be helpful.
- An anxiety vest may work in some cases—if you don’t have one, try a snugly fitting t-shirt.
- If you and your veterinarian do decide that anti-anxiety mediation is your pet’s best bet, there are a few things to remember. First and foremost, give a practice dose of the medication before the big night to see how your pet responds to the medication. Second, never share the medication with another pet or give more than the recommended amount. If you do, you may end up spending the holiday at your local veterinary emergency clinic.
See the full list of suggestions and the ASPCA article here.