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Fireworks and your pets. What you can do to keep them calm on the 4th of July


fireworksFireworks are a fun way for humans to celebrate Independence Day, but for animals, especially dogs, it can be a stressful and scary time.  Did you know more pets get lost on the 4th of July than any other day of the year?

Here are a few tips to keep your dog calm on the 4th of July.

1. Make sure your pet is licensed with Larimer Humane Society Licensing Department. This is your pet's ticket home should it get loose. Call 970-226-3647 ext 201 for more information

2. Bring your pets indoors. They will feel safer inside and it will also help to eliminate any chance of escape.

3. Make sure your dog gets plenty of exercise earlier in the day. Take your dog for a long walk before the fireworks to calm them and get them tired before it all starts.

4. Find a safe place in your home away from windows to keep your pets if you are not going to be home. Play soothing music and place a blanket over their kennel to block out any flashing lights and loud noises.

5. Feed your dog a big meal an hour or two before the celebration. They'll feel relaxed and content like you do after a big meal.

Click on these links to read tips on how to keep your animals calm during fireworks season from:  WikiHow    Postively

Animal Behavior and Training

Larimer Humane Society strongly supports dog training classes as a fun and affirmative bonding opportunity for you and your pet. Our Behavior and Enrichment program offers toys, positive mental stimulation, basic training and a calming environment to the adoptable animals waiting for new homes. Keeping the animals comfortable and happy is one of the most important goals of Larimer Humane Society.

We know you love your dog or cat and want to have a wonderful relationship. Sometimes the behavior of dogs and cats can be challenging. In order to help you handle many behavior problems, we provide behavior help sheets on our website and at Larimer Humane Society. If you need additional help, please view the information below. 

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