DON'T LET YOUR DOG STRAY ON INDEPENDENCE DAY
Dogs and fireworks do not make for a winning combination. As most pet parents know, New Year's Eve and July 4th, along with days featuring lightning and thunder, are some of the most stressful days for us when it comes to our canine companions.
No dog owner enjoys seeing their pup scared or nervous because of inexplicable, loud noises, and it can often be challenging to calm a dog down when they're riled up by scary sounds.
A nervous or stressed dog can also lead to dangerous situations, however, such as your pup harming themselves as they try to find a safe space and hide or even running away. In fact, more pets run away and become lost on July 4th than on any other day of the year!
There's nothing pet parents want more than for their dog to feel calm and safe whenever there are loud noises outside, so let's explore the many options available in helping to calm down a dog who's facing external stresses.