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    How to keep your dog calm during fireworks?

    Articlegeneral dog adviceWednesday 26 October 2011
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    A fear of fireworks is very common for dogs. Our pets find loud noise unpredictable and  bright displays of light quite frightening. Even a seemingly confident puppy can tremble and drool at the unfamiliar sounds. The good news is that there are a few things you can do to help your dog get through the festivities. Learn the article below and learn how to keep your dog calm during fireworks.

    Even if you are not planning to take your dog to a fireworks display, chances that it can hear them at your house are high. You can minimize the anxiety and stress by providing your dog with extra dosis of exercise three or four hours before the fireworks start. Take your dog to a park or go jogging. Play some games, for example play catch for half an hour or more in the backyard. Do anything you can to help your dog release energy before the fireworks start and so it is less stressed later. Feed your dog a nice big meal an hour or two before the fireworks start. You know how relaxed you feel on a full stomach and your dog feels the same way.

    Give your dog a massage half an hour before the fireworks start – the head, neck, spine and legs. Keep your dog inside the house and make sure all of its “safe” places are accessible and comfortable, whether it’s under the bed, under a table or in his kennel. It is recommended that you take your dog to a friend or family member’s house if the fireworks noise at your house is especially loud.

    Finally, once the fireworks are over, spend quality quiet time with your dog.

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    Text source: ehow, image source: flickr.com

     

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