While July 4th may be a day or weekend of celebration for you, it could also become your worst nightmare, if you live with a dog who is bothered by the loud booms, as many dogs are. It is estimated that on or around July 4th celebrations, more dogs go missing than at any other time of the year. And many of those dogs never make it back home. Ask any animal shelter worker and they will tell you, it is one of the busiest days of the year. Many people live with dogs who are already struggling with anxiety, or who may become very distressed with thunder, sudden loud noises, and of course fireworks.
When dogs get scared they run. If your dog is afraid of loud noises, it could be a dangerous day for them. So here are some “dos and don’ts” to keep your dog safe and as comfortable as possible:
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9. Consider trying the Anxiety Wrap:
Ace Bandage Wrap:
Sometimes the applied pressure of a wrap helps a dog feel secure.
10. Dogs flee when scared, their natural flight or fight instincts come into play and this is when dogs will bolt out of an open door. Be aware of entrances and exits.