This article, entitled "Pet Anxiety - How to Keep the BOOM and ROAR of the 4th of July and Summer Storms from Scaring Your Pets," is presented by Thundershirt.
Summer is here and for a lot of us, that means enjoying outdoor activities with our family and our dogs. Summer can also be a dangerous time for our pets. While we look forward to the 4th of July and all the festivities like fireworks and music and crowds, dogs are more apt to get lost and run away on Independence Day than at any other time of year. Why? One word. ANXIETY.
Loud noises, bright flashing lights and crowds as well as those summer thunderstorms are the biggest causes of panic in our pets. Some of the signs of a nervous dog are: barking uncontrollably; digging under fences, chewing through leashes or they’ll claw destructively. What is a pet owner to do to deal with a panicked pooch? Dog owner and inventor Phil Blizzard took matters into his own hands to help his dog, Dosi deal with loud noises. In the video below, Phil shares advice on how to help your four-legged friends when they are scared and how his invention, the ThunderShirt came about.