Some are Terrified of the 4th of July

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. BK629999
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Some are Terrified of the 4th of JulyIt’s time for those holiday festivities this weekend and a lot of people are looking forward to having some much needed time off. But, not everyone is excited about the July 4th.  Some pets are scared on Independence Day. 

More pets run away on the 4th of July than any other time of year. Too much activity and noise can cause severe anxiety for some pets.

During the 4th of July festivities try and keep your pet safe and comfortable.

Keep pets inside if at all possible, away from the noise of the fireworks. This will keep your pet from getting injured by stray fireworks and it will keep him away from the noise. He’ll have less chance of bolting or running away.

  • Turn on some soft music or the television in the house, to cause a slight distraction from the noise of the fireworks.

  • Spend time with your pet in a quiet safe place, during the height of the fireworks and festivities, to soothe him.

  • If you have to take your pet outside with you, be sure that you have him on a leash and keep him in close sight.

  • Keep an eye on your pet. Barking, howling and moving from window to window can all be signs of anxiety. Distract your pet with a dog treat or a favorite toy.

  • If you have a thunder shirt or vest for your pet, put it on before the fireworks start. It can help comfort some animals.

  • Don’t leave your pet home alone during the fireworks.

  • Keep holiday food away from your pet. It can be too rich. 

    Bailey's friend, Ralphie is coming over to spend the night so they can hang out inside before the holiday.

 Have a safe and Happy 4th of July.

 

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Rainmaker
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Kathleen Luiten
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Our dog definitely prefers to be with us when she hears the fireworks. If they're loud I often cover her ears with ear muffs, ;-) She doesn't like them but that's better than the scary booms from the fireworks!

Jul 03, 2015 05:33 AM #1
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Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner
Palm Realty - Melbourne, FL
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Great list Sandy! I have two dogs that are petrified during fireworks.

Jul 03, 2015 07:02 AM #2
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
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Thanks for thinking of our precious fur babies, Sandy. I know my little dude will be skittish, but he will be safely indoors!

Jul 03, 2015 07:07 AM #3
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Kim Johnson
Realty Associates of Florida I Inc. - Coral Springs, FL
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Thank you for sharing this awesome list! Wishing you a very Happy 4th of July!!

Jul 03, 2015 07:51 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Kathleen Luiten your dog is lucky to have you... so that you keep her close and cover her ears. She knows she is well loved. Hope she made it through the fireworks without much distress!

Jul 08, 2015 12:59 AM #5
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Kerry L Klun I'm sure that your two dogs are happy to have the 4th behind you. Did it seem that more people were shooting off bigger and louder fireworks this year compared to last? It did here in Melbourne.

Jul 08, 2015 01:01 AM #6
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Pat Starnes hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend and your little guy made it through fine.

Jul 08, 2015 01:02 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Kim Johnson I noticed that my boxer, Bailey, who always sits outside with us on the 4th, right next to us, seemed a bit uncomfortable with the loud booms this year. When I tried to bring him inside, funny, but the noise was echoing through the house. It was so much louder!

Jul 08, 2015 01:04 AM #8
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Kerry L Klun, Broker/Owner
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Sandy, the fireworks were per the norm here in Satellite Beach, thankfully they quieted down after 11:00pm.

Jul 08, 2015 04:16 AM #9
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