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Happy 2014!!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Wishing you each a most blessed 2014. And while we're having a fun evening, let's be sure to take good care of our precious pets who don't really understand all the festivities but are dear members of our families all the same.

* Most importantly, keep your pet indoors with curtains closed to shut out any fireworks.
* Try not to reward your dog for being scared. We know it's hard not to cuddle them, but its best just to be around and ignore any anxious looks or distract them.
* If your pets want to hide, that's fine, let them.
* Feed your pet before the fireworks starts - a full tummy makes them more sleepy and helps them relax.
* Turning on the television or stereo can disguise the sounds of fireworks.
* Check your pets microchip, collar and ID tag, just in case they run from your property if they are scared.
* If your pet gets too upset or can't handle the fireworks, be prepared and have alternative calming options available.

See you in the New Year! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ANNETTE117 1/1/2014 11:51AM

    Happy New Year, Cathy!

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BLUEROSE73 1/1/2014 10:02AM

    Happy New year. Thanks for the information.

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    Cathy, These are great tips. We are done with the fireworks and did well with just having the TV up loud. My dogs are my #1 priority so I do my best to keep them safe and happy every day. I can't imagine anyone I'd rather spend NYE with so they snoozed near me as I wrote letters and did the dishes and played on SP!!

Happy New Year to you, your family and Asher!!

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KATHYJO56 1/1/2014 12:25AM

    Happy New Year, Cathy

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TERMITEMOM 12/31/2013 10:54PM

    Thank you! I adapted your tips to use them them with my son who had autism...

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PINKNFITCARLA 12/31/2013 10:47PM

    Great tips! Thank you!

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LAC936 12/31/2013 7:30PM

    Excellent advice. I have two indoor kitties and we live in the woods. Hopefully we won't hear gunshots or fireworks, but frick 'n frack are safe.

Happy New Year!

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NILLAPEPSI 12/31/2013 7:28PM

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SHANTODD420 12/31/2013 7:15PM

    Have a healthy and happy New Year

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PAMAPPLE 12/31/2013 7:08PM

    Great tips! emoticon

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VEGIBIKER 12/31/2013 6:31PM

    Happy New Year to you and your family!

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MAW_OH 12/31/2013 6:31PM

    Happy 2014 to you, too!

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WORKNPROGRESS49 12/31/2013 6:14PM

    emoticon for the reminders!!! Wishing you and your family a wonderful/blessed 2014!!!
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KITT52 12/31/2013 6:07PM

    Have a Healthy and Happy New Year....

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LAINIESNEWLIFE 12/31/2013 5:56PM

    Happy New Year, Cathy!! Thank you for sharing this information on keeping our pets safe.

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