Pet caregiver provides tips to keep your animals calm

With all the fireworks going off, your furry little ones might be a little on edge.
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With all the fireworks going off, your furry little ones might be a little on edge.
Pet caregivers are giving tips to keep your animals calm.
“the one thing we can do is make them comfortable,” says Cameryn Wiens with Driftwood Vet. “Put them in the bathroom, put them in the basement somewhere where it’s quiet. Maybe no windows, something like that. Put lots of beds, blankets, get them comfortable. If they like their kennel, cover the kennel with a blanket and just get them in a cozy space.”

Wiens says speaking in a normal, calm tone can soothe your pet as well as keeping them in a secure place.
She says Driftwood Vet has seen an uptick in calls regarding anxiety. She also says this is the prime time where pets run away or get loose because they are startled by the big booms.

“Even if they’re in a fenced back yard or something like that, they’ll shoot over the fence, dig under underneath it, or even if they are out on a leash,” said Weins. “We want to make sure that they have a well-fitting harness and collar because they can back out of something like that in a heartbeat if they are that nervous and that afraid of one of the big fireworks going off.”
She recommends speaking to your vet about possible meds to ease anxiety for next year.

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