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Fireworks and Pet Noise Anxiety

July 4 is here, which means picnics, barbeques, and … fireworks. Fireworks are exciting for us, but our pets may not understand what is happening and can be overtaken by anxiety and fear because of the loud noises. If you know that there will be fireworks nearby, it is best to try to prevent noise anxiety before it occurs. The Thundershirt is a great non-medicinal product that uses gentle pressure to ease a dog’s anxiety. There are also several treats and supplements available to help calm an anxious dog or cat; a few of our favorites are Rescue Remedy, Vetriscience Composure treats, Herbsmith July Third, Pet Naturals of Vermont Calming treats, Super Snouts Chill Out, and Adaptil and Feliway sprays and diffusers. Additionally, one of the many health benefits of CBD oil is that it can be an effective calming tool for nervous or anxious pets. If fireworks make your pet anxious, be wary of his or her ability to run away during a bout of noise anxiety. Make sure all doors and gates are closed. If your dog is on a leash or harness, make sure you are holding the leash tight and that he or she can’t slip their collar (if they can, it may be time to try a martingale-style collar, which has an extra non-slip loop). Even if you have a pet that would not normally run away, if their anxiety takes over they may act on their instinct to run for safety. More pets are lost over the Independence Day holiday than any other time of year; take precautions to keep your pets safe during...

Happy Birthday to our Paws Club Pets!

Happy birthday or adoption day to all the party animals celebrating during the month of March! Abbey, Abby, Ace, Ada Lovelace Jackson Valasek, Adonis, Adrian, Aero, Agatha, Aja, Ajax, Aldred, Alexander, Alexis, Alice, Alli, Alton, Angie, Annabel Lee, Annabelle, Annie, Annie Marie, Apoll, Apollo, Appa, Archie, Argo, Arnie, Arrow, Arya, Ashlee, Astro, Atlas, Atticus, Aubrey, Audrina, Auggie, Avalanche, Avery, Avi, Azure, Bailey, Balor, Bama, Bandit, Banjo, Banksy, Bashful, Bauer, Baxter, Bea, Bear, Beau, Beaumont, Beethoven, Bela, Bella, Bella Baby, Belle, Belz, Ben, Benji, Benny, Bentley, Bernie, Bert, Betty, Billie, Blake, Bleu, Blu, Blue, Bo, Bobbie Sue, Bode, Bogey, Bohr, Bolt, Bonnie, Boomer, Botero, Bowie, Brady, Brandy, Bree, Brewster, Brizzie, Brodie, Brody, Bronco, Bronx, Bruiser, Bruno, Bubbles, Bullet, Bunny, Buster, Butter, Cairo, Caley, Callie, Calvin, Calypso, Cameo, Cammy, Carl, Carlos, Carver, Cat Jeffrey, Celeste, Cello, Chai, Chalupa, Champ, Chanel, Charlie, Charlie Barker, Charlotte, Chase, Cheddar, Cheeko, Chef, Chessi, Chewie, Chia, Chief, Chino, Chive, Chloe, Chopper, Chucho, Chuck, Church, Cinder, Claire, Clark, Cleo, Clyde, Coach, CoCo, Coco, Coco Canela, Cole, Confetti, Cookie, Cooper, Cossette, Cricket, Cuddles, Curley, Cutie, Daisey, Daisy, Dan, Darby, Darley, Dascha, Dashielle Purr, David, Debray, Delilah, Delray, Delta, DeNiro, Desi, Dexter, Diana, Diesel, Dill, Dillon, Dingo, Django, Dodger, Dolly, Dominator, Doowee, Dot, Doug, Dougie, Dude, Duke, Dulcia, Eddie, Edison, Einstein, Ella, Elliot, Elvis, Elysia, Embry, Emma, Emmet, Emmett, Ernie, Erwin, Esa, Esra, Ethan, Everett, Evie, Fang, Faust, Feebee, Felix, Fenway, Fey, Fig, Finley, Finn, Fireball, Fisher, Fletcher, Flike, Flossie, Flynn, Frances Jellybean, Franco, Frank, Frankie, Frankie Blu, Frannie, Fred Weasley, Frida Lulu, Fritz, Frodo, Fumble, Gabby, Gatsby, Gavin, Gemma, Geno, George, Ghangis, Gilbert, Ginger, Gio, Gizmo, Gobi, Godiva,...

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