Fireworks & the 4th of July: Help Your Dog Stay Calm
Posted on 06/21/2018 at 8:00 PM | News | ThunderWorks
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Summer is here! That means summer vacations, 4th of July parties, the occasional sprint through a sudden summer downpour… But for our pets, it means some of the most stressful and anxiety-producing events for our furry friends – thunderstorms, fireworks, and travel. We like to call these Major Summer Stressors. If your dog is scared of loud noises like thunder and fireworks, you can save 25% off your entire order of calming solutions using code: SUMMERSALE
Noise Anxiety and the 4th of July
It’s because of cats and dogs’ fireworks anxiety that July 4th is one of the biggest days for pet stress. In fact, shelters report the most runaway pets the day after the fourth of July, caused by fireworks, large crowds, and unfamiliar environments. What we associate with fun celebration, pets associate with loud noises, bright flashes, and anxiety. They may panic, bark uncontrollably, chew through leashes, dig under fences & run away, claw destructively, suffer seizures, or even run into traffic trying to escape the scary sounds. But fret not! We’ve got plenty of handy tips to keep your pet safe and sound this holiday.
How You Can Help Your Pet Stay Calm This Year
The Classic ThunderShirt is the original natural calming solution, and the #1 choice for helping dogs with fear of fireworks and other loud noises. Like swaddling an infant, ThunderShirt’s patented design applies a gentle, constant pressure that has a dramatic calming effect on over 80% of dogs and cats – and it’s incredibly easy to put on!
For severe noise anxiety (or if you just want to be sure you’ll have the calmest 4th possible) it can be helpful to use multiple calming solutions together to produce best results. ThunderEase helps your pet feel calm and comfortable by mimicking a mother’s natural nursing pheromones. Scientifically tested to be over 90% effective for reducing anxiety and unwanted behavior, your pet will feel safer and less-stressed, totally drug-free.
This one’s just for the pups!* If you prefer natural or plant-based remedies, or want to really double down with your ThunderShirt & ThunderEase, ThunderEssence contains 100% natural essential oils from Lavender, Chamomile and Egyptian Geranium. These oils are widely used in aromatherapy for a wide variety of calming and health beneﬁts for both humans and dogs – and they smell fantastic!
*ThunderEssence is for dogs only. Essential oils like Lavender are extremely toxic to cats.
While you’re most likely to see success putting our 45-day money-back guarantee to the test, here are some training tips that can help to take the edge off whether or not you decide to try one of our proven calming solutions for dog anxiety:
- Take a long, energetic walk early in the day to tire them out
- Stay calm yourself – try sitting still and relaxing in one area
- Leave your dog’s crate or kennel open, covered with blanket to create a dark “safe space”
- Turn on the TV or a sound machine in the room they are in to help mask the sudden noises