For years my parents would throw a huge 4th of July party in their backyard. There was always great food (thanks mom,) good music (thanks dad,) and lots of friends and family. But one of the things I remember the most is my cousin’s dog, Brody. A happy little beagle who is terrified of fireworks. It has been an ordeal every year to help him deal with this stressful time. This year I sought out a list from the experts at “Pets in the City” — a premiere dog walking and sitting company in Los Angeles.
Keeping Pets Happy on 4th of July
by Aaron Hill
As we prepare to celebrate the 4th of July with family, friends, good food and spectacular fireworks, it’s important to take a moment to think about the safety of our four-legged family members.
While fireworks have become a staple of Independence Day, the American tradition can be terrifying for animals. Here are some helpful tips to ensure that everyone – including your pet – enjoys a safe and happy 4th of July.
1. Stay Calm: Before the fireworks and parties begin, owners should know what works best to calm their pet. If you notice your pet(s) getting anxious or stressed (panting, pacing etc.) sit and talk calmly to them while giving them a good scratch, massage or a special treat to help them relax such as these CBD infused treats designed for dogs to decrease anxiety and nerves in dogs, from dope dog. Do you have an exotic pet such as a hedgehog? If so, you might want to consider giving him something delicious to keep him distracted during the celebrations. Check out this guide to the best cat food for hedgehogs for nutritious meal ideas your hedgehog will love. Read more