Calming Your Pet during the Fireworks

June 30th, 2011 | Posted by snuggle in Uncategorized

For some pets the 4th of July is not time to celebrate it’s time to salivate – and shake, and tremble, and chew on the walls, and have inside accidents, and howl, and cower – GOOD NEWS THOUGH!  It no longer has to be a high-stress time for your pooch!  There are a couple of different things that you can do to calm your dog during the celebration – or during a thunderstorm.

Let me introduce to you the Thundershirt.  The Thundershirt is a soft comfortable sweater style shirt that simply slides on giving your dog a constant calming pressure that reducing anxiety.  Vets and researchers are not quite sure how the Thundershirt work on a scientific level but they have had over 80% success rate!  If you visit their site they give you complete instructions on how to introduce the Thundershirt to your pet and even offer a 100% money back guarantee. SNUGGLE has used it with several of our fosters and have had nothing but positive results.

While the Thundershirt won’t work for every dog you may need to consult with your Vet about medication.  Depending on your dog’s weight, age and general health your Vet will be able to give you the proper medication to help Max during his high anxiety signs.

Have a Happy and Safe 4th!!  And if anyone would like to share their experience with the Thundershirt or their own tricks to calming their dog or cat please feel free!

 

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