Mom has always had to worry about pets on the 4th of July though. All of her pets have been terrified of the fireworks, except me. I want to remind all the pet parents out there to be very careful with their pets today. More pets are lost on July 4th than any other day of the year. Even though many humans like the pretty colors and loud booms, it can be terrifying for pets. Here are some things Mom used to do for her pets that were scared:
- Bring the pet inside-If they are confined, they will feel more secure and can't run away.
- Turn on a TV or radio-The sound can help mask the noises from the fireworks, even a fan can help.
- Use a calming collar or Feliway for a cat-Every little thing can help.
- Use a V-E-T prescribed anti-anxiety med or a ThunderShirt-Mom always felt bad about medicating her Oscar, but it was better than seeing him scared.