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Keeping your Pets Safe and Calm on the 4th of July

4th of July Celebrations are just around the corner. If you have pets you know how traumatic this day can be on your pets. Along with planning family get togethers, meals and firework shows, you might want to consider things to do to make your pet comfortable.

Exercise: One way to have them calm for the evening is talk them on a walk early in the day. If you live in here Arizona, please don’t forget to have them wear doggie booties to protect their paws.

Music: It’s no secret that music can soothe a soul that nothing else. The same is true for your pets. Relax My Pet has an entire YouTube channel dedicated to helping your pets. Here’s 8 hours worth of calming music made especially for your pets on 4th of July.  

 

Comfort: Pets normally run and hide during fireworks, so try leaving their favorite blanket or toy in a closet with the door open might help them find shelter with things of comfort. Make sure to put their food and water close by.

Space: your pets need space during this time. If your home, stay close enough for them to see you but allow them the space they need. Keep your hands away from them at this time. If they come to you, embrace it but otherwise, let them be.

Safety: your pets are paranoid during this time, their instinct is to run away from the danger. Make sure your pets are indoors with the air conditioner on with doors and windows closed.

Calming aids: some pets may require a bit more to keep them calm. Visit your local veterinarian, they may be able to suggest something for your pet or visit bachflower.com. They have several natural and safe options available. Their products are also listed on Amazon for quick delivery!

Reiki: If you’re a Reiki practitioner, send your Reiki to yourself, your pets and your home. Remember we are all energetic beings, so if you’re nervous about leaving your pet on the 4th of July, they’ll feel it. I know that days of celebration can get bust but be sure set the day with a peaceful tone. Begin your day by clearing your space. Smudge, light a calming candle, play high frequency music from the time you get up to the time you get ready leave for your celebration. Then reset the music to the above mentioned YouTube playlist for your pet before leaving.

On the 4th of July, include your pet in your self-healing Reiki practice. Ground yourself, your pet and your home. Send Reiki to the future by picturing your pet safe, calm and comforted.

In addition, take a visit to your local pet shop. They may have a few more items in stock to help keep your fur babies safe and calm during the celebrations. Wishing you and your pets a safe and positive day.

To learn more about Reiki and how to become a Reiki practitioner, send me an email at: Projectrefinedlife@gmail.com  or look at my Reiki Classes. 

 

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4th of July Tips for Pets

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I no longer have dogs or cats. We now have a fish. So, I don’t think I need to prepare him for the 4th of July celebrations.  But when I did have dogs and cats, I always felt so bad for them. They have no idea all the noise, flashes of light, and burning smell of pyrotechnics are our way of celebrating.

Pets are terrified, did you know that the 5th of July is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters?

Here are some tips from akc.org, the American Kennel Club, a not-for-profit organization, offers tips on how to keep your pets safe and calm during this Independence Day.

  • It is safer to keep your pets at home during Fourth of July celebrations instead of bringing him to your neighbor’s party. Keep your pets in the house, rather than in your yard. He will be a lot happier indoors, and not tempted to leap over a fence to find you. 

  • Dogs can be startled by the loud noise of fireworks. Once the festivities begin, keep your pet in a safe room where he can feel comfortable. If he is crate trained put him in his crate covered with a blanket to make him feel secure. 

  • Block outside sights and sounds by lowering the blinds and turning on the television. Play soothing music in the background to counteract the cacophony during the “rockets’ red glare. 

  • If your pet seems overly anxious, spend some time with your pet, speaking soothingly to help them to relax. 

  • Avoid scraps from the grill. While tempting to our pets, any sudden change to your pets’ diet can cause stomach upset. In addition, some certain foods like onions, avocado, grapes and raisins can be toxic . 

  • Human products can be dangerous to animals . Avoid spraying your pet with insect repellent and only use special sunscreen that is intended for animal use. Keep your pets away from matches and lighter fluid. They can be extremely irritating to the stomach, lungs and central nervous system, if ingested. 

  • Should your dog get scared, escape and run away, help find him with microchip identification. Collars and tags can fall off so make sure you have permanent ID with a microchip. Keep contact information current with your recovery service provider. For more information and to enroll your pet in a 24 hour recovery service visit www.akcreunite.org.

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