The 4th of July is a great holiday! I loved it as a kid . . . we had a lovely park that we would walk to and see the display. They were great!!
Now that I have dogs . . . the holiday is not so great! Well, not for my dogs, Poppy and Molly. They really react to the noise. Those bombs bursting in air are very hard on them.
In reading Marte Cliff's Remember Your Pets This Weekend I wanted to tell you what I do . . . to calm them:
Yesterday I made the trip to the vet and got them a prescription for tranquilizers!
I found this the best way to calm them. In Marte's post she tells how a dog climbed over a 6' hight chain-link fence and ran away . . . forever . . . freightened by fireworks.
My dogs act WEIRD when they hear thunder and firecrackers. They try to hide, and Molly once tired to tear out the laundry room door, just to get into the secluded area to hide.
Acepromazine is the drug of choice for my doggies. In writing this post, I Googled Acepromazine and found it on-line at 1-800-Pet-Meds . . . for $.62 a pill. I'm an IDIOT . . . I paid $39.00 for 15 of these little tablets. DANGIT!! I could have gotten 15 for under $10.00 . . .
. . . So FOR NEXT YEAR . . . I'm going to get them from 1-800-Pet-Meds.
NOTE/CAUTION/WARNING: I have the 25 mg tablets . . . . DO NOT CONFUSE 0.25 as 1 tablet. USE ONLY 1 TABLET AT A TIME. For smaller pets they have 10 mg tablets. BREAK THE TABLETS in HALF and start with a low dose. Ask your Vet for the proper dosage amount!! My Poppy is 105 lbs., and I gave him ONE 25 mg. tablet . . . here is the result:
He's sleeping . . .