Happy Fourth of July!
Did you know that Europe also has a fourth of July? Except, they don't make as big of a deal about it as we do. As you know, the fourth comes with a lot of loud noises and big bangs, and while a few dogs don't mind (like my mom's slightly crazed border collie,) most dogs hate this day. Luckily, there are many different things you can do as a dog owner to help your pup through this stressful day.
As always, if you are extremely worried or know that your dog freaks out, please talk to your veterinarian. They will have the best advice for you and may be able to prescribe calming medication for your dog.
If you just need something quick and easy, I may be able to help. There are many helpful tips online, but I'll post a few here as well. We actually sell an item called "Quiet Moments Calming Aid" here at the Farm Store. There are 30 tablets per bottle and is only $12.00. To learn more about them, click the link here.
A great tip, from this blog post here, is to make sure your pet is microchipped, or at least has an ID tag. This is a great way for a lost pet to be returned to you. Another great way to help alleviate stress is by deep pressure therapy (it works on humans as well!)
For deep pressure therapy, there are a couple of options. You can get a product called a "Thundershirt," which can be ordered in to the Farm Store or bought online. Another simpler idea is to take a scarf and wrap it around your dog. I have personally never tried it, but it seems like it will work. To learn more about it, click here.
Reminder, we will be closed all day Tuesday the fourth. We will be open regular hours on Monday and continue regular hours Wednesday.As always and until next time,