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Avoid Your Dog’s Stress on the 4th of July! No More Fireworks!

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We dig Independence Day, just like every patriotic citizen of the United States. It’s a day to celebrate, but let’s be real, fireworks are a total buzzkill for us dogs and crank our stress levels to the max. Humans can be such a handful sometimes! That’s why we’re here today to drop some tips that have worked wonders for us in the past, so you can Avoid Your Dog’s Stress during the 4th of July.

Why do fireworks scare dogs?

These explosive contraptions can cause serious damage to our delicate systems, and the effects can be fatal and irreversible. So, being prepared and understanding the situation is key to handling this kind of scenario. Our hearing senses are ten times more powerful than those of humans, making these sounds unbearably irritating. According to the University of Pennsylvania, the unpredictable nature of fireworks can seriously mess up our hearing, leading to all sorts of side effects like disorientation and fear, among others. Fireworks are a staple of 4th of July celebrations, adding some color to the day. That’s why avoiding your dog’s stress is crucial to ensure you have an incredible Independence Day.

Tips to Avoid your Dog’s Stress

1. Get your pooch out of the vicinity where the fireworks are happening. If possible, move them away from the noise and save them from the torture of those annoying blasts.

2. If you couldn’t escape the area with your furry friend, keep them indoors with all windows, doors, and shutters closed. We’re aiming to minimize the sound and create a safe haven for them.

3. Consider anxiety medication. A natural dog treat might do the trick. We happen to know that our chews work wonders in reducing anxiety. Bully Sticks are great for larger dogs, while beef sticks and rawhide twists are perfect for smaller pups. Check out our store for all the options we’ve personally tested, ’cause we’re the most fabulous dogs in the universe!

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4. Create a chill atmosphere with some relaxing tunes. Throw on a specially curated Spotify playlist that can help us slip into a meditative state. Sorry, Featherweight and Bad Bunny, you’ll have to wait a bit on our playlist.

5. If your dog has a crate or a cozy den, leave it open. During a panic attack, we might dart in any direction and end up injuring ourselves. So, it’s crucial to remove any objects that could cause harm. We don’t want accidents on a day of celebration.

6. A therapist in the form of you, our human friend, can make a big difference. Sit close, offer soothing words, and be there for us. We might get a tad clingy at times, but today, we need you more than ever.

7. Homemade ear muffs to muffle the sound could do the trick. Check out local stores or DIY your own. This little hack can work wonders to avoid your dog’s stress.

8. Consider some pre-training. Like the marines, it’s a complex process that takes time to master. But trust us, in a year, you’ll know exactly what to do. Don’t miss the chance to have a calm dog amidst all the gunpowder madness. It’s hella useful.

Now that you’re in the know about our dope tips, put ’em into action and hit us up on our socials to spill the tea on how they worked for you. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @sitka_farms for more rad content like this. Oh, and get ready to take your diet to new heights with our mouthwatering treats that, as we mentioned earlier, are stress-busting goodies. Trust us, your taste buds will thank you!

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