With Fourth of July right around the corner, many of us are looking forward to the summertime festivities. Things like firing up the grill with family and friends, enjoying picnics, and of course they delight in our children’s eyes when I get the play with sparklers and the occasional firecracker.
What usually is a delightful time for us all can be quite stressful for the four-legged members of our family. That’s right, where the sound of firecrackers can bring joy to our kids, they can bring stress and agitation to our furry loved ones.
Even if you aren’t the one lighting off the festive booms, chances are your neighbors will be popping off firecrackers until the wee hours of the morning. I certainly know that in my neighborhood, loud firecrackers can be heard whistling through the air sometimes past midnight.
The pops, sounds and whistling explosions can make a dog go absolutely wild. Popping up, running around in circles and of course barking, it can start to suck some of the joy out of the holiday.
For those of you that have dogs that get stressed out easily, there is a product that allows them to feel calm and secure, even if the neighbors are letting off rockets into the night air.
Adaptil® is a product that replicates the pheromone naturally produced by mother dogs after giving birth. Nicknamed the “Dog Appeasing Pheromone,” it is a scent that is familiar to dogs and helps them to relax. Many times Adaptil® has been recommended for dogs that have been brought into a new home, and even when training.
Available in several different forms that can offer long term and short term help both, Adaptil® is available as a diffuser, a collar, a spray, and even wipes.
Many pet clinics even use Adaptil® in their examination rooms. Available through your veterinarian or qualified pet behavioralist, Adaptil® is the perfect solution to when your dog has “scaredy-cat syndrome.” One less thing to worry about during the holiday sounds good to me. Now your whole family, including the family pet can enjoy the Fourth of July festivities. Adaptil® helped calm our family pet during times of anxiety, especially during storms, which we seem to have a lot. #FearFree
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