As Victoria Day approaches, I want to send an important message to all my doggy friends and owners about the dangers of fireworks and dogs.
The Thundershirt is a tight shirt designed to keep your dogs nervous system calmer using a similar method to how bandage pressure wraps manipulate blood flow. Its the same idea as swaddling a baby. ThunderShirts work to reduce heart rate, which typically spikes during anxiety. You can buy a ThunderShirt on amazon or at many local pet shops.
Bach Flower Rescue Remedy
Bach Flower Rescue Remedies have been used for decades on humans to help relieve anxiety and stress naturally. You can use either the human or animal one and the same dosage as you would for a child. Bach Flower Remedy can be purchased on amazon, or in most local health food stores.
During a thunderstorm or a night of fireworks, you can try to reduce the amount of sound your dog is exposed to by doing some of the following steps:
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your own veterinarian or doctor. Your pet’s medical protocol should be given by your veterinarian.
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