Safety tips for pets during July Fourth


FIREWORKS CAN MAKE DOGS FEEL PANICKED. THAT AS SANIKA DANGE EXPLAINS THERE ARE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP KEEP THEM CAL SANIKA: AS YOU PULL OUT THE BARBECUE AND FIREWORKS THIS YEAR, DON’T FORGET ABOUT YOUR FURRY FAMILY MEMBERS. EXPERTS SAY THIS DAY IS ONE OF THE MOST STRESSFUL FOR THEM. BUT THERE ARE OVER-THE-COUNTER REMEDIES YOU CAN USE.>>THESE ARE LITTLE SPRAY PRODUCTS OR PHEROMONES. THIS ONE IS A DIFFUSER YOU CAN PLUG INTO THE WALL IN THE DOG’S SAFE ROOM. IT HELPS KEEP THEM CALM AND NON-REACTIVE. THIS IS A SPRAY BOTTLE YOU CAN SPRITZ A ON A BANDANA OR YOU CAN SPRITZ THEIR COLLAR, OR MAYBE PUT IT ON THEIR BLANKET IN THEIR LITTLE BED. AND THIS IS A COLLAR YOU CAN PUT AROUND THEIR NEC THAT CAN HELP WITH DAILY THUNDERSTORMS. SANIKA: YOU CAN ALSO CREATE PET SAFE ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE, ONE THAT ACTS AS A SAFE PLACE FOR YOUR DOG TO GO WHEN HE OR SHE IS AFRAID. CHOOSE ONE WITHOUT WINDOWS.>>A LOT OF DOGS CHOOSE TH BATHTUB WITH THE CURTAINS DRAWN. ITS MORE LIKE A CAVE. SORT OF THEIR OWN LITTLE CAVE. SANIKA: THE BIGGEST MISTAKE YOU CAN MAKE IS TO REASSURE A SCARED DOG THAT JUMPS INTO YOUR LAP, SHAKIN EXPERTS SAY THAT TEACHES THEM WHAT THEY’RE DOING IS OK, THAT IT’S GOOD TO BE AFRAID.>>YOU ALSO DON’T WANT TO HIT A SCARED DOG. YOU ALSO DON’T WANT TO SAY, BAD DOG, DON’T DO THAT. THAT MAKES THEM THINK EVERYTIME THERE’S A LOUD BOOM THEY’RE GOING TO GET SPANKED. SANIKA: AND LASTLY, BE WARY OF ANY SIGNS OF HEAT STROKES LIKE EXCESSIVE PANTING, GLASSY EYES, AND STARING OFF INTO SPACE. IF YOU SEE THOSE SYMPTOM IMMEDIATELY MOVE THEM INDOORS , WHERE IT’S COOLER AND GIVE THEM WATER. SANIKA DANGE, WPBF 25 NEWS STEPHANIE: AND T LOW-COST OPTION YOU MAY WANT TO CONSIDER — THUNDER SHIRTS. THEY WRAP AROUND YOUR DOG AND CALM THEM DOWN. THEY NORMALLY SELL FOR AROUND

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