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While you may be excited to ring in the New Year watching a fireworks display, your dog may have other ideas. Many dogs are very fearful of the sound of fireworks and may cower and shake with anxiety, even if the fireworks seem relatively far away.
If you are worried how your dog may react from hearing fireworks in your neighborhood this New Year’s Eve, here are a few products you can get for Fido to make his or her New Year’s more tolerable.
CBD Oil, the oil from hemp (without the THC), may help to ease a dog’s anxiety from the fireworks. We like Austin and Kat’s CBD biscuits. Infused with naturally occurring CBD from the seed and stalk of the hemp, they are gluten-free, vegan and preservative-free.
Suggested Serving: 1mg per 10 lbs of weight every 4-8 hours or as needed.
Another treat you could give your dog before the fireworks display is NaturVet Quiet Moments, which can help to manage anxiety in your dog. It contains natural melatonin to help promote rest and relaxation, as well as thiamin and L-Tryptophan to help with stress and tension.
This homeopathic remedy can be administered orally or put directly on the dog’s ears to relieve anxiety during a fireworks display.
Like a swaddle for dogs, the Thunder Shirt can help dogs feel safe during stressful situations.
If your dog feels safe in his or her crate, which is true for many dogs as it mimics a den-like atmosphere, try covering the crate for an even more secure-feeling enclosure. Try a Molly Mutt crate cover for a fashionable look to match your home.