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Pet Pause: Keeping pets calm during Fourth of July

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by Natalie Sparacio

WAKE UP WISCONSIN (WAOW)-- Dolores Glytas from Wisconsin Federated joined us for our weekly "Pet Pause" segment, to talk about how to keep pets calm during the Fourth of July.

Here are Dolores' tips for pet owners:

Try to keep pets inside - many dogs ‘brake leash' and run from loud noises.

Don't take dogs to fireworks - they can get scared and aggressive.

Keep pets in a room with TV/radio playing to deaden loud noises.

Before fireworks start - take dogs for a long walk or a lot of play to tire them out.  If needed give medication, with Vet's approval.

Cover bird cages and put in a quiet room

After the fireworks clean up fireworks residue - if ingested can be poisonous or harmful

Be a good neighbor ---  keep your barking dogs inside

If you use fireworks clean up after yourself

There are also some Over the Counter drugs you can give your pets to calm them.

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/pet-care-tips/july-4th.html

http://www.pets911.com/health/otc-drugs-and-pets/

Online Reporter: Natalie Sparacio

 

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