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Preparing for Fireworks Season

Fireworks can be a source of stress and anxiety for many dogs, especially collies who are sometimes sensitive to loud noises. If you have a dog, you may be wondering how to help them cope with the firework season. Here are some tips to make them more comfortable and calm during this time.

  • Provide a safe and cozy place for your dog to hide. This could be a crate, a bed, or a room with curtains and soft music. Make sure your dog has access to this place at all times and reward them for using it.
  • Avoid leaving your dog alone during firework nights. If you have to go out, ask a friend or a pet sitter to stay with your dog and keep them company. You can also use a calming collar, spray, or diffuser that contains natural ingredients such as lavender or chamomile to soothe your dog.
  • Distract your collie with toys, treats, or games. You can use puzzle toys, chew toys, or interactive toys that keep your dog’s mind busy and reduce their focus on the fireworks. You can also play fetch, tug, or hide and seek with your dog to keep them entertained and happy.
  • You could try a herbal supplement such as Scullcap & Valerian which can help dogs with anxiety. Dorwest herbs currently have an offer on using the code FIREWORKS23 which will give 25% off promotional products – find out more here. Starting these at least 10 days before the weekend before Fireworks night will provide a more effective result.
  • Consult your vet if your dog is severely affected by fireworks. Your vet may prescribe medication or recommend other therapies that can help your collie relax and cope with the firework season. Do not give your dog any human medication without consulting your vet first.

Firework season can be challenging for both you and your dog, but with some preparation and care, you can make it easier for both of you. Remember to be patient and supportive of your dog and enjoy the festive season together.

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