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  • How to Calm Your Dog’s Anxiety During Fireworks

    by Emily Bergquist
    Golden Retriever with an American flag drooped over his head looking unamused.

    Helpful Tips For Reducing Your Dog’s Firework Anxiety

    With the Fourth of July just around the corner, that means it’s officially firework season. This year’s celebrations may look different than normal without the large crowds and BBQ’s due to the social distancing orders in many regions, however there will certainly still be fireworks going on. In fact, in many areas, fireworks have already started. And as spectacular as they are in the sky, fireworks often cause our dogs to become overwhelmed with anxiety.

    We’ve put together some helpful ways to identify pet anxiety as well as a few recommendations on how to ensure you and your dog are as relaxed and comfortable as possible for the fireworks this year.

    Stress Less with The Anxious Pet

    To reduce your dog’s anxiety during the fireworks, it’s important to be prepared. Recently, many dog owners have found success in using Hemp and CBD oils to help calm their dogs. We’ve recently partnered with The Anxious Pet, a company focused on relieving pet anxiety with veterinarian formulated treats and supplements, and are offering our customers a special Fourth of July promotion.

    Use the promo code CALM20 for 20% off your orders for any Anxious Pet products! 

    A pug laying on their bed with a look of anxiety

    Identifying Signs of Anxiety

    Dogs have extremely sensitive hearing, and they are often triggered by loud noises. Their stress escalates when the noises continue over a period of time, as with fireworks. In order to identify when your dog is becoming overwhelmed, you’ll want to recognize any changes in behavior from their normal body language. Here are some common signals of dog anxiety to look out for:

    • Panting
    • Whining or barking
    • Tail tucked between their legs
    • Shaking
    • Hiding
    • Drooling or licking incessantly
    • Pacing
    • Destructive behavior
    • Diarrhea or accidents inside the house

    Understanding your dog’s anxiety and utilizing proven strategies and resources can help both you and your dog relax this firework season. Learn more tips and tricks for easing your dog’s stress by reading our article on dogs and fireworks and what you need to know.

    Happy Fourth of July from all of us here at Barkly Pets!

    A red, long haired dog sits in front of a white bricked fireplace that has American flag themed decor hanging down. The dog is sitting with a red, white and blue bandana and holding an American flag in its mouth.

    On behalf of the entire Barkly team, we hope you and your loved ones enjoy a safe and relaxing Independence Day Holiday Weekend!

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