Pop, Whiz, Bang! By Adrienne
With the 4th approaching so quickly we should take the time to think about our pets and how the festivities affect them. In our house Stella is my scardy cat. Anything that pops or makes a loud noise scares her and she tries to crawl onto someone lap. Not an easy task for a 120 lb dog. I make sure that everybody stays inside for the evening and I also give her Rescue Remedy. It's an all natural drop that helps calm her down. I put a few drop on her tongue and in about 30 minutes she is more relaxed. I also try to ignore the negative behavior. It's hard not to coddle her, but that only encourages her behavior.
Things to remember:
An animal's hearing is far more sensitive than a humans hearing. Keeping your pets indoors helps them feel protected. The sound of a TV or radio can help to keep them calm. Nothing frightens animals more than sudden loud noises and sharp explosions of fireworks. Animals have been known to jump fences, break windows or break their leash in a panic to “escape” the terror. It only takes a minute to check to make sure that the information on your pets collar is up to date. If your pets tag has fallen off, be sure to get a new one with updated information. If your pet has managed to escape they may have traveled farther than they normally would if they were frightened.
Hopefully none of us will have to worry about loosing a pet over the holiday weekend. I think we are a pretty responsible group and always thinking about our pets safety. So what are your plans for the holiday? I hope everyone has a fun, safe time. Above is a picture of one of our Goldens , Teddy, that has long pass on. He was TJ the ball hogs dad. I had dressed him up for a Cowboys Super Bowl game. (That should tell you how old the picture is. LOL!)
posted by Adrienne at 6/28/2007 01:10:00 PM