Easing 4th of July Fears

People love ‘em, but many pets are terrified of fireworks.  In fact, it’s the biggest day of the year for new arrivals at animal shelters.  Fearful dogs do everything from shake and cower to breaking through windows or screens and running blindly in an attempt to escape the perceived threat.  Fireworks start before the 4th, so preventive care should, too.  Around the holiday, keep pets indoors, close windows and shades, and keep music or TVs running low – any distractions can help.  Medicinal remedies can help take the edge off before, during and after the 4th – ask your vet or your friendly Bi-Mart pharmacist.

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