Tips for keeping your pets safe on July 4th [Video]
The July 4th vacation is just over a week away. But you know the drill. We will start to see and hear fireworks this weekend here in the tristate. Tonight, for example, the town of Whitesville kicks off the vacation with its 13th Annual Fireworks Celebration in the Park. Honestly, there are two Independence Day celebrations weekends in the city. But not only will we see and hear the explosions, but our pets too.
During her lifetime, our Bichon Frize Dolly was TERRIFIED by the fireworks. They were traumatic for her. As soon as she heard the first “bang” she tried to run and hide. She would find a place to hide. Her heart was beating frantically. She was panting heavily. And, she would do her best to get as close to us as possible. And she passed that fear on to our Cairn Terrier, Simon. He is now sitting in the corner and is shaking too.
So what can you do to celebrate July 4th with pets? See. I also love fireworks and am delighted that my house is located directly between two of the Town of Owensboro’s celebration launch locations this year. From my back patio, I will have a magnificent view of the center court fireworks and Moreland Park. I will be able to see them both.
While I will enjoy the Yankee Doodle, I know at least one of our dogs won’t.
My friend Tara Groves runs the veterinary technology program at OCTC. Just a few days ago, the OCTC shared Tara’s video How To Have A Friendly Pet on July 4th. Looked.
This morning, Tara joined Angel and I on the WBKR Morning Show to discuss Independence Day and what you can do for your pets who are afraid of fireworks.
And here is one of those remedies. It’s a Thundershirt.
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