When we think Fourth of July we think independence, BBQs, and fireworks. Luke, a German Shepard, also thinks about BBQs and fireworks. He hopes to beg a treat out of every guest at the BBQ and find a pillow in the house to hide his head in when the ruckus begins. He just knows that those fireworks are really missiles and the whole place is going to blow. Basically, he’s a furry ball of nerves. Add in a nice Florida thunderstorm and the apocalypse has begun!
Four-legged best friends experience anxiety the same way we do. Sometimes they need you to comfort them. Crawl into their safe zone and give them a little TLC. Your presence and voice will reassure them. If all else fails, a treat wins everyone over. A happy belly is a happy pet.
If you have cooed, pet, and fed Fluffy with no results you might want to step up your game. ThunderShirts and rescue remedy (read our blog post here) are great options. A ThunderShirt is a hug in a box. Think constant love with the freedom to wag around the house. The “Shirt” envelops the animal and applies pressure at specific points to calm a frenzied Fido. These are great and look snazzy too!
There is a size to fit any dog or cat and we have them in our grooming salons. Say good-bye to piddle puddles and hello to wet kisses during this year’s firework show. Wag on.