Dogs can have fun and celebrate with their families on the fourth of July. There are certain things that pet owners should really be aware of though; important safety tips for families and their pets.
Dogs are often afraid of fireworks and the loud noises that they make. It is better to protect the dog from this thing that frightens them so much. Thundershirts do help with this situation, but only help to the extent that the dog is inside and protected from the noise and commotion. This being the weekend before the 4th of July, many Patriots will begin their celebration early so the extreme noise could begin days in advance of the actual celebration date. It is better to prepare your pooch now.
If your dog feels safe in a certain place, like their crate, have them spend some extra time in the crate to prepare them for the day of. Another suggestion is to place a blanket over the crate but leave a light on in the room where the crate is; the light may be able to deflect some of the lights from the fireworks. If you leave some music on, it may help to drown out some sound. It is difficult, however, to prevent the dog’s aversion to the electricity that fireworks produce. If you are not going out, it may help to calm your dog if you sit with them and hold them to deter their fear.
Since this holiday is also based around celebrations that are food oriented, it is fun to prepare special treats that your canine can enjoy right along with the rest of the family. It is great that there are some quick and easy, super-healthy dog recipes out there that you can whip up in a hurry for your pooch!
How about some pumpkin ice cream or treat pops or even some crunchy kale chips? Each and every one of these recipes are easy, home-style, do-it-yourself treats that can show your dog just how much you care. Each and every one of these treats is featured in Modern Dog Magazine.
Want to do something special to commemorate your dog on this a very special holiday for the United States? There will be plenty of estate sales, garage sales or even sidewalk sales at thrift stores and the like. Visit these looking for a hard-shell suitcase. Once you find one, it is possible for you to make your dog a very hip and cool dog bed.
If crafts are your thing, it is also possible to make a special dog collar adornment. This way your dog can dress for the holiday spirit wearing the traditional red, white and blue. Once dressed for success, it is always a blast to take holiday photos to remember your beloved pet just the way that they were on all special occasions.
Swimming can be a fun activity that the entire family can share; dogs love to swim and will simply enjoy the bonding experience and the ability to be able to participate with the family. If riding in a boat, it is best to have a doggy life-jacket for your pooch for safety purposes.
The 4th of July can be about your entire family, even the canine member. Modern Dog has made some really good suggestions. Plan in advance to do something special. It does not have to cost much to mean everything to your dog!