The pet friendly lifestyle of a female pug.

The pet friendly lifestyle of a female pug.
Phoebe Rose is Pet Travel Ambassador for Posh Pet Travel

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Canine Caution for Fourth of July

Phoebe Rose advises canine caution for Fourth of July
The Fourth of July means food, fun and fireworks.  Phoebe Rose is down with the food (Texas barbecue-yeah!) and fun but not a big fan of fireworks. 
As she is a little hearing impaired (unless she is being called for dinner)-fireworks don't normally traumatize the plucky pug but most canines need to be supervised and in a controlled environment.
Here are a few tips to make the celebration fun for all:
Make sure your pets are in a secure area with water (the fenced backyard is probably not as secure as you think, especially with a scared dog).   Animal shelters report a record number of animals turned into shelters.
Find a relatively quiet  "safe zone" (a closet or back bedroom) and make comfy with bedding.
Turn on the TV or music (classical is soothing) to try to mask sounds from outdoors. 
Give your dog a Kong or food puzzle to focus on.
Turn on some lights (it’s scarier in the dark).
Set up a crate or pillows within the secured room.

Happy Fourth and save some barbecue for your furry pal.