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Fireworks are No Joke for Dogs!

Fireworks are No Joke for Dogs!

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I’m not sure people realize how traumatizing fireworks are for dogs.  To a dog, those loud booms and whistles sound as if the walls are coming down around them.  Their instinct is to flee and many of them do. Sedatives Help For the dog…not you!  I gave Misha a sedative for the 4th of July.  It really helped.  But, the fireworks have gone on far beyond the holiday.  They start a week before the 4th and people are still shooting…

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Remember: The 4th of July is Scary for Our Pets

Remember: The 4th of July is Scary for Our Pets

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Fireworks terrify my dog.   My neighbors have been setting them off for a week.  I’ve been finding my dog under the bed, the desk, the dresser, behind the TV stand…anywhere she can cram her small body. It’s sad. I’ve written in the past of how I give Misha a sedative on the 4th of July to help calm her nerves.  She relaxes while World War III plays out in our neighborhood.  Without it, she runs around the house with a…

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My Dog Before and After the 4th of July

My Dog Before and After the 4th of July

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Our neighborhood sounded like a war zone on the 4th of July which meant my dog was terrified.  I gave her acepromazine about an hour before everything started. She sat with me on my chair for awhile. Hey mom!  I’m feeling loopy! Even though the sedative was setting in it still took a while for her to settle down.  She had trouble finding her safe place. I keep this spot under my computer desk set up especially for her.  Her…

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Fireworks Can Be Scary: Steps to Take to Keep My Dog Safe

Fireworks Can Be Scary: Steps to Take to Keep My Dog Safe

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Independence Day…It’s the day we celebrate our nation’s independence.  It’s a day for parties, picnics, and panic…if you’re a dog.  While we enjoy oohing and aahing at the beautiful fireworks, the loud noises are very scary to many dogs (and cats too!) Misha is terrified of them, especially the ones that make a loud booming sound.   The other night someone set one off.  The sound and vibration were so forceful I jumped from my chair, car alarms went off all…

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