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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

                               HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

Wishing you all a safe, happy holiday.  Remember, it's not always a safe or happy event for your dog.  There have already been some pyrotechnics around our neighborhood leading up to the 4th, and Beau does NOT like it!  If you know your dog reacts to the loud noises of fireworks, take necessary precautions to avert disaster.  Keep him in a dark, quiet part of your house so he feels safe (that would be my bed for my fireworks fraidy, Beau.  Keep a radio or TV on to drown out the noise outdoors.  Get out the Rescue Remedy (available in health food stores and some grocers) or ask your vet for something to keep him chilled out (Valium, Xanax) or he might go off like a firecracker while you're away.  The shelters fill up with dogs that have escaped in panic by whatever means available, sometimes through plate glass windows.  Some don't make it that far and are killed in traffic.


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