Keeping your pets calm from firework fears


LECCI. REPORTER: IT’S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN LAUNCHING FIREWORKS, TOTALLY LEGAL, BUT THE LAWFUL EXPLOSION THAT CAN BE SO MUCH FUN FOR US CAN BE DOWN RIGHT TRAUMATIC FOR YOUR PETS.>>HE LOOKS OUT THE WINDOW A LOT AND SORT OF HIDES UNDER THE BED.>>HE’LL LIKE GO IN THE CORNER OF THE ROOM OR GO INTO THE BASEMENT. REPORTER: PAM WIESE WITH THE NEBRASKA HUMANE SOCIETY SAYS FIREWORKS CAN BE TERRIFYING FOR ANIMALS. BUT THERE ARE SOME OPTIONS TO KEEP YOUR PET PEACEFUL. LIKE, THIS THUNDER SHIRT.>>WITH A THUNDER SHIRT, IT GOES ON AROUND THE ANIMAL AND THEN THERE ARE PANELS TO TIGHTEN SO PUT IT ON AND THEN YOU PUT THIS GUY UNDER AND REALLY TIGHTEN IT AND THAT PROVIDES COMFORT. SORT OF LIKE SWADDLING A BABY WHERE THE PRESSURE POINTS ON THE TORSO, IT HELPS TO CALM THEM. REPORTER: IT WORKS FOR ABOUT 80% OF DOGS. IF YOU STILL HAVE AN ANXIOUS ANIMAL, THERE ARE OTHER OPTIONS INCLUDING PHEROMONE SPRAYS.>>THERE’S ALSO A COLLAR YOU CAN GET THAT WILL STAY ON KITTIES AS WELL AND ON DOGS. SO THAT KIND OF HELPS. IT’S SORT OF LIKE AROMATHERAPY FOR AN ANIMAL. IT HELPS SOME ANIMALS OTHERS AREN’T HELPED BY THAT. REPORTER: THE EASIEST WAY TO COMFORT YOUR CAT AND CANINE COMPANIONS IS LETTING THEM GO TO A COMFORTING PLACE >>YOU MAY WANT TO LET HIM CHOOSE HIS HIDEY HOLE. SOME DOGS WANT TO HOLE UP INTO A CLOSET. OK, FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS, FINE. REPORTER: MAY BE A BETTER OPTION DON’T BRING YOUR DOG TO FIREWORK DISPLAYS >>THE HEAT COMBINED WITH THE CROWDS COMBINED WITH THE BOOMS AND THE FLASHES, IT CAN BE OVERWHELMING EVEN FOR THE MOST WELL ADJUSTED DOG. REPORTER: IN OMAHA, ALEX ALECCI,

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