Jun 082015

Hurricane season has begun here in Florida and for some pet owners, it’s all about improving pet anxiety in their dogs.

We’ve all heard stories of dogs who are terrified of thunder and lightning, and with July around the corner, there will be fireworks too. We recently discovered Thundershirt which offers a safe, easy-to-use and multifunctional solution to pet fear and anxiety.

With Thundershirt, a dog owner can skip the medications and use an inexpensive and positive way to combat the anxiety. This is a plus for dog owners who don’t feel comfortable medicating their fur baby and would rather use other methods to help with pet anxiety.

Here are some ways Thundershirt can help your pup with pet anxiety. Not only is it safe to use, Thundershirt doesn’t require training and has been reported to have more than 80% success rate by users. Plus, Thundershirt is cheaper than medication and dog training costs.

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Click here to read more success stories and purchase a Thundershirt for your dog.

How Fireworks Trigger Pet Anxiety

Independence Day is around the corner and that means so are fireworks. For animal control officials, July 4-6 are the busiest dates because pets often run away from their homes. The loud sounds have always made me feel uneasy, I can’t imagine what it sounds like for our pup.  

To help protect your fur baby, here are additional four tips on how to make your pet feel safe this 4th of July:

1. Wear an ID.

Make sure your pet has up-to-date identification in case he/she runs away when scared by noisy fireworks. Using an ID can help your pet be returned to you safely.

2. Avoid fireworks.

Don’t take your pup to events that involve fireworks. Your pup is better off being left home if you are going to partake in firework festivities.

3. Don’t leave pets outside.

Keep pets inside as much as possible during fireworks displays. The insulation of your home will help drown out the noise and make your dog feel more secure.

4. Don’t scold a scared animal.

This will scare and confuse a dog and reinforce fearful behaviors.   Although we don’t like putting our dog in a crate, there are some dog owners who do and their pets are used to it. If this is the case, crate your dog and make sure his favorite toy is nearby for further distraction.  

Does your pet get anxiety from loud sounds? 

Fatima Torres

What's life like with three kids and two pups? It's entertaining, that's for sure! MTME breaks down family fun ideas and shares personal insights from a former B2B editor and digital marketer turned mom running a business and a household -- all under one roof. With her husband as her #1 fan, there isn't anything she can't accomplish. Read on to learn how she breathes in fire and exhales success.


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