Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tips to help dogs avoid freaking out during fireworks and thunderstorm season.

It’s hard to believe that July 4th is just around the corner!  The holiday weekend can be a stressful time for thousands of dogs. Loud noises such as fireworks, holiday activities, travel, and even seasonal thunderstorms, create an unsettling environment for four-legged family members.

Dogs across the country can experience whimpering, cowering, trembling, panting, pacing, drooling, barking, shaking, vomiting and other signs of upset during loud noises, like fireworks. While there has been a growing trend among veterinarians to prescribe anti-anxiety medications for nervous dogs, many dog owners are concerned about potentially negative side effects. Although these medications are necessary at times, there are alternatives to help your dog stay safe and comfortable during July 4th and other summer activities. Many families have found that Canine Calm natural aromatherapy mist by Earth Heart Inc. helps relax dogs during these unsettling times. 

Traci Noonan Reuter of Elgin, Illinois shared, “We ran out of tranquilizers for our dogs one July 4th, and they were flipping out during the fireworks. Fortunately I had a bottle of Canine Calm, and it was amazing how well it calmed the dogs. No more tranquilizers for my dogs!” 

In addition to natural remedies such as Canine Calm, there are other ways to help your dog stay safe and comfortable during July 4th and other summer activities.
  • If your dog is afraid of fireworks, thunderstorms and other loud noises, try to avoid attending events with fireworks whenever possible.
  • Stay calm yourself, and reward your dog's calm behavior with treats and kind words.
  • You can also keep your dog in a safe secure place during fireworks, perhaps a crate.
  • Because many dogs run off when startled by loud noises, be sure your dog is on a leash with an identification tag at all times when outdoors.

Earth Heart's Canine Calm is formulated with pure essential oils that have been traditionally used in natural remedies for relaxation. 

At the first sign of upset, spray 1 or 2 mists on your fingertips and gently massage the dog's outer ears. If you don't see desired results within 10 minutes, you can repeat applying to the outer ears as often as needed. You can also lightly mist the dog's favorite blanket, bandana or bedding used inside the home or travel crate as needed. 

Lisa Putnam Smith, host of Your Pets My Dogs shared, "One of my 3 labs is excitable with loud noises, and he shakes. When I used Canine Calm on July 4th, a calm came over him and he stopped shaking! Canine Calm worked like a charm, allowing him (and us) to sleep through the night, except for the big booms which also made us jump." 

Canine Calm mist is made in the USA and packaged in a BPA free recyclable spray bottle. The spray is easy to use, won't stain or leave a sticky residue on fabric or fur, and is safely diluted for use with puppies as young as eight weeks old. 

Order here today in time for the July 4th weekend! 

Earth Heart recently received a batch of mists with slightly bubbled or creased labels...still readable...with the same quality product inside. Because bubbled labels are not a standard part of our packaging AND because we don't want to waste materials for a small cosmetic flaw, we're offering a "Bubbling With Joy" special in time for the July 4th celebration.  Order 3 bottles (any combination) of our 2-ounce mists & receive FREE shipping when you enter the code "JOY" at checkout. OFFER GOOD WHILE SUPPLIES LAST! 

We send best wishes for a safe, healthy, fun holiday.