The Best Ways to Relax Your Dog During Firework Season
What are the Best Ways to Calm your dog?
A lot of dogs often feel anxious during the winter months due to fireworks. If you don't want to leave your dog feeling scared all night, here are some tips we’ve compiled to help keep your pup calm on firework or other noisy nights.
Keep Yourself Comfortable
Our first tip is keeping yourself calm by doing some yoga or light stretches and not making a big fuss of the situation. This will help keep your dog’s anxiety at bay. We find breathing in through the nose and letting out a big, slow sigh out through the mouth helps us stay zen.
Can You Smell That?
Our canine companions have a much stronger sense of smell than humans, and research has shown that dog’s noses are 100,000 times more sensitive than a humans. This means that aromatherapy is key in influencing your dog’s mood. HOWND natural pet care range was created with this in mind, and each product has a uniquely developed scent profile to suit your dog’s needs.
Keep Calm Mist, a Natural Way to Help Your Dog Deal With Anxiety
Help your dog feel happier with Keep Calm Body Mist. Simply spritz onto your dog's bed/ blanket or you can spray directly onto your dog’s coat (wet or dry fur) and give them a light brush. Let the soothing scent of lavender and cedarwood relax you both. Made with oatmeal, Keep Calm Body Mist helps aid serotonin production, which will help send your pup to peaceful slumber.
Combat Stress with a Relaxing Bath
Keep Calm Conditioning Shampoo is pH-balanced and deeply cleanses, whilst being gentle on your dog's skin and coat. This shampoo has been designed for dogs to relax during stressful events such as fireworks. With the scent profile of lavender and patchouli essential oils, Keep Calm Conditioning Shampoo will make bath time a pleasing experience for all involved.
A Symphony for their Delicate Ears
As we know, dogs are very attuned to their surroundings and can perceive loud noises as being rather discomforting. Make sure that there is a comfortable place for your dog to lay down and it’s also a good idea to play some soothing music in the background. There’s ample playlists to keep your dog relaxed on YouTube, our personal favourite is this one.
A Soothing Bed Time Treat
A night time snack of Keep Calm Hemp Wellness Treats are ideal for relaxing all nervous pups, they are made with camomile to help your furry legged friend unwind.
Our final piece of advice is being aware of the dates local fireworks are taking place where you live so you can prepare and keep your dog feeling settled throughout this season.
Some key dates you can make a note of:
• Diwali – Monday 24th October
• Bonfire Night – Sunday 5th November
• New Year’s Eve – Sunday 31st December
• Chinese New Year – Sunday 22nd January
THE HOWND PROMISE
HOWND create products that help keep dogs happy and healthy for life, while
encouraging others to live a planet-kind, cruelty-free lifestyle. We believe the
world would be a better place if more people embraced the power of plants.
Our products are kind to our precious planet and the animals that inhabit it.
That’s why dogs and their humans love HOWND.
We are convinced that dogs can thrive without compromising the welfare of
other animals. Since day one, HOWND pet care has been certified by Cruelty-
Free International and is accredited by The Vegetarian (Vegan) Society, PETA
Cruelty-Free and The Ethical Company Organisation.