4th of July parties are all fun and games until someone gets... scared? Or more like Terrified!!
Did you know that more pets get lost on July 4th than any other day of the year??
The loud noises of fireworks can be very frightening for a lot of dogs. While we stare at the sky in awe at the beautiful and bright neon display of exploding fireworks, many of our animals are panicking and unable to calm themselves down. Can you blame them?
Fireworks aren't exactly entertainment to our pooches. Those big scary BOOMS can make even the largest dogs want to run for the hills. However, there are many things you can do to stay prepared so that you, your family and friends can still have a good time!
STEP ONE is to make sure your d
og is wearing an ID tag with important information like your address and/or phone number on the back! If there are fireworks right in your neighborhood, your dog could go into flight mode and try to escape your yard and "run away to safety."
ID tags considerably increase chances that your dog is returned to you if they are lost. Urban Pooch has a "do-it-yourself" tag engraving machine and over 100 different tags to choose from! Each tag only takes a couple of minutes to ma
STEP TWO is to exercise your dog early in the day before the festivities begin. Maybe bring them to the park and play fetch with a fun squeaky ball or a frisbee. Tug-o-war is a great interactive game to play with them too! The idea is to relieve any excess energy they have so that they are calmer and tired in the evening.
Urban Pooch carries the most FUN and DURABLE toys to help your pooch get their "zoomies" out! Come see our m
agnificent toy wall!
STEP THREE is to offer your dog some natural calming aids. We carry a variety of CBD oils and treats that have been known to ease anxiety in dogs and cats in a safe, non-toxic and effective way.
We also carry Progility calming treats and ZEN Licks treats that both have natural calming ingredients!
Lastly, Thundershirts have had a good success rate for calming dogs down naturally! Thundershirts apply gentle pressure around your dog's body to make them feel coddled and safe.
Urban Pooch is here to help! Ask one of our trained retail associates what the best solution is for your dog!