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Wishing you and your fur kids a very happy and safe 4th of July!

Have FUN but remember to keep your pets indoors, away from BBQ grills, sparklers and fireworks!

Tips and Tools to Help Your Pet Keep Calm All Summer Long

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Summer can be a super fun time for families with pets but it can also be stressful for the fur kids. There’s more travel than usual, more thunderstorms, more parties, gatherings and crowds…not to mention the fireworks!

There’s almost nothing worse than the feeling of helplessness when your dog is stressed or scared. All we pet parents want to do is make it better. I know, because Daisy is an anxious dog…I figure it has to do with being abandoned and having experienced life in an overcrowded shelter before we adopted her but you just never know!

Luckily there are several things you can do to help keep your pets more relaxed even during all the excitement of summer. An obvious first step is to NOT put them in situations where they will get frightened, which is why we would NEVER take Daisy with us to go see fireworks. It’s just not fair to put our pets through that or risk them getting lost or hurt if they bolt and run away.

There are some times when summer pet stress can’t be avoided. Summer vacation travel if you want to take your pet, and noisy thunderstorms are two examples. For times like these, there’s a line of products that we use and recommend to our pals and readers: it’s the stuff from ThunderWorks. They’re the company that makes the ThunderShirt calming wrap for dogs, which you’ve probably heard about, plus a bunch of other great calming aids you might not yet be familiar with.

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Summer Calming Aids for Dogs & Cats:

Here’s a quick roundup of some of the products we suggest trying for any pet that needs a little all-natural comfort or help alleviating anxiety during summer travel, noisy storms, and other stressful times:

  • ThunderShirts for Dogs & Cat: ThunderShirt uses gentle hugging to calm your dog or cat. With its patented design, ThunderShirt’s gentle, constant pressure has a dramatic calming effect for most dogs and cats if they are anxious, fearful or overexcited. Based on surveys completed by over two thousand of their customers, over 80% of dogs and cats show significant improvement in symptoms when using ThunderShirt.
  • ThunderSpray for Dogs & Cats: ThunderSpray mimics a mother’s natural pheromones and provides the soothing fragrances of lavender and chamomile. Suggested uses: Vet visits, crating, car travel, fear of thunder, pet and owner separation, reactivity to other animals or people, general fearfulness and many other issues.
  • ThunderLeash for Dogs: Help make walking your dog a hassle free, positive experience for both you and your dog. Dog harnesses can be great tools for many dogs, but not everyone wants to make the effort to get one onto their dog or to have extra stuff to carry around. ThunderLeash is the perfect combination of simplicity and functionality. For those times you just need a standard leash for a quick walk or for times when your dog is well behaved, simply connect the ThunderLeash to your dog’s collar just like any other leash. But for times when pulling might be a problem, simply wrap ThunderLeash around your dog’s torso and slide it into the harness slot. Now whenever your dog pulls a mild pressure is applied to his torso and the pulling will quickly cease.
  • ThunderToys & ThunderTreats for Dogs: ThunderToy is the perfect stuffable chew toy for calming and distraction. The ThunderToy was specifically designed to be stuffed with the ThunderTreat, a treat with calming properties, and together they can keep your dog calm and happily occupied for up to an hour. The ThunderToy comes packaged with a free 4oz bag of ThunderTreats.

Find these and more great calming aids and anxiety products for dogs and cats on sale at Amazon.com. ThunderWorks products are also available at Petco.com, through PetSmart.com and many local retailers. They offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee and great customer support!