While most people revel in all the great things summer has to offer, there are pet owners out there who absolutely dread the months between Memorial Day and Labor Day – and for good reason. Thunderstorms, fireworks, and crowds all contribute to a heightened sense of summer pet anxiety, but there are ways to avoid the panic. By reducing triggers, you’ll not only keep an anxious, fearful pet safe this summer, you can also minimize potential damage to overall health. Who could argue with that?
Obvious triggers will be storms and fireworks, but sometimes, a pet can experience a reaction to something we cannot see, hear, smell, or otherwise detect. For instance, the subtlest drops in barometric pressure can be felt by a sensitive animal and result in full-blown summer pet anxiety.
Don’t Let it Happen to You
The best approach to summer pet anxiety is multi-fold. First, if you know your pet doesn’t like fireworks, parades, or crowds, simply stay with him or her at home. The second part of your defense involves your pet’s microchip. If your pet doesn’t have a chip or if you need to update contact information, we’re happy to assist.