Holidays are a lot of fun but the noise and chaos can frighten pets. Some pets may get aggressive or become traumatized. Animals can become overloaded when cities shoot off fireworks. Holidays like Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and Labor Day, can be very hard on pets because most animals are extremely sensitive to noise. A couple of things you can do to help your pet during these times include;
Create a safe space for the pet. Bring outdoor dogs inside. Allow your cats to hide under the bed or in closets. Don’t force your animal to be social, allow them to hide.
Consider using non-addictive relaxers like “Rescue Remedy”. Or, if your pet has bad reactions to noise and chaos, have your veterinarian prescribe some tranquilizers. Begin giving rescue remedy or tranquilizers a few hours before the noise is about to start.
Limit your pet’s exposure to children and other animals at this time. When your pet is anxious because of noise and chaos, they may exhibit signs of aggression. A normally docile cat or dog may bite or attack a child or other pets when it’s overloaded with fear and confusion.
If your pet hides in a closet or under the bed, leave them alone. Some people try to baby their animals. Usually, pets just want to feel safe. If your pet is anxious and comes to you, by all means provide comfort. But, if your pet is hiding, don’t go after it. It will come out when it’s more relaxed and ready to be social.
These tips also work well if your pet is afraid of thunder or lightning storms.
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