Prevent 4th of July Freak-Outs

Prevent 4th of July Freak-Outs

With Independence Day right around the corner, you might be concerned because your pet is frightened by the noise. Animals have much more sensitive hearing than humans, and so the condition of noise aversion is quite common.

There are several things you can do to minimize the effects of noise for your pet, including:

  • Putting your pet in a room and turning on white noise or soft music to dull the sounds
  • distracting your pet with games and toys
  • avoiding comforting or punishment—both reinforce the fear reaction
  • consider getting your pet a Thundershirt

For more severe cases, we can also offer pharmaceutical options, you’ll just want to get your pet in soon since these medications do require a prescription from a veterinarian.

We’d be happy to discuss all available options for helping your pet—just give us a call at (303) 985-3316.