By: Dr. Hilary Slaven
It’s that time again! Thunderstorms and fireworks affect many pets. Check out some tips that may help you and your furry friend to have a happy holiday weekend.
The Fourth of July Holiday. It’s a wonderful time of year, with warm weather and picnics and time spent outside with loved ones. Often we celebrate our country’s independence with a BANG! (literally). For some of us, that’s thrilling. For those of us that have furry friends that are frightened by things that go ‘boom’ and ‘flash’, it can be a tough season of the year.
Compounding the problem, the holiday falls right in the middle of severe thunderstorm season, which can mean several months of anxiety management at home.
To some extent, all dogs and cats have some fear of anything that falls out of a normal routine, especially loud noises. Some pets are overly fearful, to the point where we as their humans need to intervene.
This fear can exhibit itself in many different ways. These can include hiding, pacing, whining, drooling, howling, trembling, destruction of things in the…
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