Got A Dog Who’s Scared of Fireworks? Here’s How You Can Help
There are quite a few natural methods to help your furry friend cope with fireworks anxiety.
We feel your pain - our 10-year-old miniature schnauzer is afraid of fireworks, thunderstorms, and other loud noises. So, here are a few friendly tips to help your fur baby cope with the week-long celebrations.
You've probably heard of the Thunder Buddy - a jacket that helps your dog with anxiety. If you don't have one, watch the video above - you can wrap your dog for up to 15 minutes with something as simple as an ACE bandage to prevent anxiety.
It's also been reportedly safe to give your dog a small dose of melatonin to help them relax during fireworks, but it's always a good idea to call your veterinarian and ask first.
Some other tips:
1. Don't isolate your pet if they're scared - stay with them.
2. If your dog is crate-trained, they will feel most safe inside their crate or gated-off area.
3. Give them a treat and say "good boy" or "good girl" when they're acting up. Reassure them that it's okay.