This day is a wonderful celebration for the humans and the country. But not always so much for our animal friends. The sudden loud noises are naturally frightening to most animals, and if you think about it from their perspective, what does it mean to them? Something sudden and scary almost always means something bad will happen. So, their natural instinct is to be scared and often to try to leave. Dogs have run away from home, horses have broken out of fences. So, here's a few tips to try to help out.
- CBD (hemp derived cannabinoids) can be helpful for many animals. My little Millie dog relies on it for any sudden noise, from thunder to fireworks and gun shots. It's best to start it a few days ahead of time, even a week is good if the animal is really panicky. If the regular serving size is not enough, it's very safe to double or triple the amount for the days where fireworks are bad). (We have a 10% off sale going on to celebrate the solstice and the 4th July)
- Rescue Remedy is Bach Flower, available in many stores that sell anything natural and also in many pharmacy stores. Put 10 drops in the water bucket starting the day before and several times during the day. you can even give it directly into the mouth on the day of the fireworks. It's very safe.
- Aconite, Aconitum Napellus, 30C or 200 C. Homeopathic for fear of sudden things, noises. Any potency you happen to have can be useful. Give 6-8 pellets one to 3 times a day for the days where fireworks will be set off. It's good to give a dose about an hour before the noise starts if possible.