Fireworks and thunderstorms can be exciting and fun to watch. But for some dogs, including greyhounds, these can be frightening events. In this episode, we discuss the reasons for such fear and the actions you can take to help your dog calmly get through them. With the USA’s Independence Day–the mother of all fireworks celebrations–coming July 4, discover what these actions are in this timely episode
- ThunderShirts (one word) help calm many dogs who wear them, including during periods of fireworks and thunderstorms. You can make one for your dog with a T-shirt (check out this video) or Ace bandage (check out this video). You could also buy a ThunderShirt from Amazon Smile at smile.amazon.com. Be sure to pick Greyhound Friends of New Jersey as your charity of choice and they’ll donate a portion of the purchase price to help our dogs.
- DAP diffusers and DAP collars release pheromones that can be calming to many dogs. If you order from Amazon Smile at smile.amazon.com, be sure to pick Greyhound Friends of New Jersey as your charity of choice and they’ll donate a portion of the purchase price to help our dogs.
- Read Michael McCann’s informative and often-cited article, Finding Your Lost Greyhound.
- Download the Greyhound Friends of New Jersey free app from Apple Store or Google Play. Click on the “Lost” tile/button immediately after your greyhound escapes. You’ll see our contact and other information. Call us right away and we’ll start working with you to help get your girl or boy home.
- Donate to Greyhound Friends of New Jersey to help us help retired racing greyhounds find their way to loving homes.
- Subscribe to BarkBox for 1,6, or 12 months through our special link and BarkBox will donate $25 to Greyhound Friends of New Jersey.
- Visit the About Greyhounds podcast website.
An important note: Jacqueline Howard and Patty Comerford are not medical professionals and have not and are not providing medical advice specific to your dog. The content provided in this episode of About Greyhounds is intended as informational only. Seek the guidance of a trained and experienced veterinarian if your dog becomes ill or injured and before administering any drugs/medications, including over the counter drugs/medications.
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