July 4 can be an entertaining, fun holiday. I love making yummy summer treats and spending time with fiends and family. As much fun as this is for some of us, it isn’t for the dogs. So, here are 5 tips and tricks to help scared dogs on the 4th.
1) Let your dogs out before the fireworks go off. Usually people wait until the sun has set before the show begins. Make sure your dog has gone to bathroom, as they most likely won’t later.
2) Give your dog a Benadryl before the fireworks. It takes a little while for this to kick in, so you don’t want to wait too long. Also, if your dog won’t swallow it, hold his/her head up and rub his/her neck. Wait until their tongue pokes out before you let go. The alternative is for you to wrap it in some cheese or stick it in peanut butter.
3) Have blankets nearby. Our dogs seem to be comforted when they are hidden under a blanket.
4) Make sure your pets are secured indoors when the fireworks begin. You don’t want your dog to run away out of fear.
5) Be there for your dog! Offer your cuddles and hugs. A dog loves their owner(s) very much and is most comforted with you/you all around!
I hope you find this helpful today. Happy 4th of July and stay safe!
Where I live, snow is rare. This is why today is a special, once every few years kind of day. Our county is always the last to call whether we have a day off. So, of course, around 10 pm we finally got the message that school was canceled! Now, you would think that I would sleep in and rest up for the exciting day, but no. My brother comes barging in, waking me up, to tell me school was canceled. Well, I already knew that piece of information, so, this resulted in me waking up at about 6 am. However, it did make a great time for some pretty pictures. I hope you like them. 🙂
As a Christmas gift, I got a used Cannon Rebel. This camera is the first real one I’ve owned and I am super excited to show pictures I’ve taken on here! For now, the main pictures I took were of my 2 dogs Andy and CJ. I mean, they’re so cute! How can you not take pictures of them? Andy is a catahoula beagle mix. and CJ is a dauschund. However, we believe he has some beagle in him because he isn’t as long and skinny. 😉 Anyway, I am going to stop rambling about my dogs and let you guys get to looking at these pictures! More pictures will come soon! If you have any recommendations or helpful criticism to make these pictures better, I would love to hear it! Enjoy!
We hear about delicious treats made for you and your family, however, have you heard about the delicious treats your dogs can eat? Today, you are going to witness two dog friendly snacks that will get the happy pooches drooling for more!
To see the list of human foods your dog CAN eat, please click here. To see the list of human foods your dog SHOULD NOT eat, please click here. Just a little word of advice, before you feed your dog a food you are not sure is safe for them, you should always check the internet first.
The first dog snack is yogurt and strawberries. I gathered some Greek yogurt and cut up a few strawberries into cubes. Then, I put the ingredients into the dog bowls and let them eat!
The next treat is apples and peanut butter. Once again, I got some smooth peanut butter and added a few apple slices to the peanut butter. Then let the pups eat!
If you plan on making these easy treats for your pup, please check out the websites about what your dog can and cannot eat, listed above. These will help you know the restrictions to using some of the foods, especially with apples. If you noticed, strawberries are not on the list of foods your dog CAN eat, but if you look it up, it is said that they can. To read about strawberries and whether they are okay for dogs, please click here. Once again, for the safety of your pet please read all of the websites I have listed. I hope your dog enjoys these treats as much as mine did!