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Prepare For Calm

Updated: Oct 29, 2022

With firework season just around the corner, it is time for pet owners to prepare to keep their animals as safe and comfortable as possible. Here are our top tips for protecting your dog this firework season.

Avoid walks in the dark

Fireworks are usually set off when it’s dark, so try to walk your dog in daylight hours around bonfire season so that they’re less likely to be exposed to loud bangs outside of their safe home environment. If you absolutely have to go out with your dog after dark, keep them on a lead at all times. This reduces the risk of them running away and getting lost if they get spooked by fireworks. Make sure that your pet’s microchip details are up to date and they are wearing a collar with an ID tag, so that if they escape, they can be quickly and safely returned to you.

Keep doors, windows and curtains closed

To minimise the sound of fireworks and to reduce the risk of your dog escaping the house if spooked, be sure to keep all doors and windows closed. Closing curtains will also help to muffle sound, and it will block out the bright, flashing lights of fireworks which might also be a source of worry for your pooch.

Mask the noise with music or television

A really simple way to mask firework noise is to play music or have the television on when fireworks are going off outside. This is particularly important if you have to leave your dog alone during firework season, as they are likely to be even more stressed by loud sounds without you at home to comfort them.

Psychoacoustic expert Joshua Leeds joins concert pianist Lisa Spector and veterinary neurologist Dr. Susan Wagner to create Through a Dog's Ear: Music to Calm Your Canine Companion; the first CD in a new series of music clinically proven to calm canine listeners.

In tests conducted in kennels, shelters, clinics, and dog households, Dr. Wagner and team made amazing strides in learning how dogs respond to music. Created to resonate specifically with the canine nervous system, this psychoacoustically designed classical music has been demonstrated to ease stress and reduce canine anxiety.

Use Pet Remedy diffusers to reduce anxiety

Pet Remedy diffusers contain a blend of low concentration essential oils that work alongside the natural neurotransmitters in the brain to reduce your dog’s stress and anxiety. They are clinically proven to reduce signs of stress, and they begin to work as soon as they are switched on. Each bottle lasts for up to eight weeks, and since we tend to hear lots of fireworks for a couple of weeks before Before Night itself, and often all the way up to New Year, they’re a great way to alleviate your pet’s stress throughout this noisy time of year.

Pet Remedy’s usefulness isn’t limited to just fireworks season either, particularly when it comes to very anxious dogs. By keeping a Pet Remedy diffuser plugged in all year round you can help them to stay calm in the face of any unusual noise that occurs outside. Plus, Pet Remedy works for cats, horses, rabbits, rodents and birds which makes it a brilliant stress-relief solution for a multi-pet household.

Create A Safe Space

Creating a safe, snug area for your pet to retreat to if they feel anxious helps them if they feel things are getting a bit too much to handle. A pet crate covered with a heavy blanket helps block some of the noise.

Supplement With Valerian Compound

Help calm your frightened pet quickly and naturally, with our easy-to-give liquid that contains pure extracts of three herbs:

Vervain – Helps to ease anxiety by restoring the nervous system

Valerian – Anti-spasmodic and relaxant, Mistletoe – Supports the natural calming pathways within the nervous system and helps circulation. Contains pure extracts of three herbs in liquid form, which ensure it acts within just 30 minutes.

Uses: Can be used for unplanned events and especially frightening ‘one-off’ situations.

Administration Instructions:

Dogs: By mouth or in food. Small dogs: 1/4 tsp Medium dogs: 1/2 tsp Large dogs: 1 tsp Giant breeds: 1 – 1 1/2 tsp

Keep Your Dog Entertained

Provide dogs with a long-lasting chew to help keep them distracted, visit Good Dogs Shop for our recommended toys, products and chews to help keep your dogs entertained and distracted

Including our discounted bundles specially designed to keep dogs calm and happy.

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