Hello, Olivia here. July 1st is Canada’s birthday & July 4th is The United States’ birthday. Humans like to celebrate national birthdays with fireworks. They can be beautiful to behold but we dogs really don’t like them. In fact, a lot of us are down right terrified.
Fireworks are very loud & sound like thunder to us. It’s a fact that pounds & shelters get a lot of “strays” right after a local firework display. A terrified dog will run away given the chance. Running away from the noise is a survival instinct. We just want to get away from those awful sounds.
If you are celebrating with fireworks I would like to suggest you keep your good dog home & inside where it will feel safe; preferably not alone. Be sure to close the windows to lessen the sound. If your dog feels safe in a covered crate or under the bed, then by all means give them the option. My late furriend Micky Moo used to hide in the bathtub. Putting your good dog in it’s Thundershirt before the fireworks begin is a good option too. Lavender oil waived under the nose or in a diffuser can have a calming effect. You could also use Adaptil to calm your good dog.
Stay safe this holiday weekend.
CEO Olivia ❤