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Monday, January 5, 2009

Fireworks Woes on New Year's Eve

On New Year's Day I received two emails from former students in Washington, saying their dogs had been traumatized by fireworks on New Year's Eve.

In both cases, neither pet owner had given fireworks much thought. It seems so much a Fourth of July thing that few people associate fireworks with New Year's, and even fewer take precautions to protect their pets from the scary noises. It's something all of need to remember next year.

It's too late now....but I'll try to remind you next New Year's Eve to treat your dog as you would on July 4. Keeping them in a quiet, safe location, giving them a calming agent (like Rescue Remedy or even a prescription from your vet), and keeping them away from the scary stuff if you can.

For other tips, check out this post from last summer: Fourth of July Warning

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