Thursday, June 30, 2016

4th of July Safety


I hope everyone has been enjoying their summer so far! I can’t believe June is almost over! With that happening, you know what comes next, July 4th celebrations! How fun right?! Well… it is not all fun for your fur babies. Most pets do not enjoy the sound or smell of fireworks and get very stressed out with all of the commotion. So, I thought I would share some tips on ways to keep them safe and worry free!

  • Keep all fur babies inside! This is especially important during firework displays. Pets are more likely to jump a fence, break their leash or collar and run off during this high level of stress situation. So help them out and have a quite area in the house they can retreat to for relaxation.

  • Never use fireworks around your pets! They can suffer burns or trauma to their face, paws etc. Unused fireworks are just as dangerous as they contain toxic substances. Lighter fluid and matches are also a no go! These can also cause burns and skin irritations. They can cause respiratory issues if inhaled and gastric issues if ingested.

  • Insect repellent and citronella insect control substances… Just because these products are safe for humans does not mean they are safe for pets! Be sure to get pet friendly bug spray and keep the human forms away.

If you tuned in last week you would have learned so much about products that help with anxiety (I am such a wonderful teacher)… Remember Feliway and Adaptil products? Well those are great things to consider using during your celebrations to be sure your fur babies are at ease.

Bonus lesson! I have another fabulous product for you! Wahoo! I’m just full of good info! Composure Chews! Yup, these are CHEWABLE TREATS that help with anxiety! How great is that?! So these chews are for dogs and cats during times of stress. Here is a little description for you direct from the makers of Composure…

“The ingredients in Composure™ work synergistically to support relaxation without changing your dog’s personality or energy levels. The C3™ colostrum calming complex supports stress reduction and cognitive function; L-Theanine helps the body produce other amino acids to bring specific neurotransmitters back into balance; and B vitamins (thiamine) affect the central nervous system to help calm anxious animals.” –VetriScience Laboratories

Doesn’t that sound lovely?! It is great to know there are products out there that are safe for us animals and will not alter our ability to function or think! Composure along with Feliway and Adaptil are products that everyone should know about!

Now, it’s not all dangerous and scary, but it is better to be safe than sorry! I for one love the commotion of several humans around with their pets having a good time! But, that’s just the life I live!

Until Next Time
       -Murphy Cat

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