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Why You SHOULDN’T Use Acepromazine For Cats and Dogs With Fireworks or Thunderstorm Fears


Scaredy Cats and Frightened Fidos

A heartbreakingly large number of cats and dogs suffer terrible fear and anxiety from fireworks displays and thunderstorms.

Unfortunately, many of these pets are still given a medication called acepromazine (or as it’s more commonly called… “Ace”) in an effort to help them through these terrifying events.

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Topics: Summer Pet Safety Tips, anti-anxieties for dogs, 4th of July, Lost Pet, Fireworks, Anxiety in Dogs, Blog, Anxiety in Cats, Sedatives, Noise Phobias, Acepromazine, Thunderstorms

BBQs, Sun, Water, and Fun - Oh My! Summer Pet Safety for Your Dog.

Come June, who among you isn’t ready for the sunshine, BBQs, fireworks, trips to the river, lake, beach, and all the other joys that summer brings?

Believe it or not, there is one group that likely isn’t ready…
your pets!

With a few simple steps you can help prepare your pets and keep them safe this summer. This article will serve as an overview of the summer hazards that commonly sicken, injure, and kill cats and dogs this time of year. Awareness is such an important part of prevention. So please, give this article a good read and be sure to share it with your pet-loving friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers. Here’s to a safe and wonderful summer for all – human and pet, alike!

Summer Pet Safety Tips:

  1. Summer carries dangers from heat, water, toxins, and an increase in injuries.
  2. Always consider your pet’s safety and comfort.
  3. Sometimes it’s better to leave your pet safe in the home, rather than exposed to danger.

HEAT

Though that beautiful glowing orb in the sky improves our collective mood and helps to sustain life on our planet, it can lead to a few significant problems for our beloved pets, too.
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Topics: Dog Safety, Cat Safety, flea treatment, High Rise Syndrome, Dogs, Safety, Cats, Summer, Heat Stroke, Pets, Swimming, Boating, Barbeques, Sunburn, Blue Green Algae, Snails, Paw Pad Burns, Fireworks, Slugs, Antifreeze, Blog

Lost Dogs (and Cats): Your pets versus 4th of July fireworks


Do you know what day is historically one of the busiest days of the year in animal shelters all across the US?
– It’s July 5th!

Do you know why? Yup, you guessed it… fireworks!

In reality though, that’s only partially right. The real reasons are a bit more involved than just “fireworks.” And to truly do something about the staggering number of pets that wind up in shelters each year on July 5th, it’s important that you be aware of these reasons. Of course, it’s even more important that you’re aware of and take the easy steps to prevent your cats and dogs from becoming lost and also increasing your chances of being reunited with them should your preventive efforts fail.
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Topics: Finding lost pets, Independence Day, Thundershirt, Dog Stress, Microchip, Fourth of July, Animal Shelters, ID Tags, Dog appeasing pheromone, 4th of July, Lost Pet, Fireworks, Fence for your dog, Feliway for cats, Dog GPS, DAP, Canada Day, Guy Fawkes Day, Shelters, Anxiety in Dogs, Fence your yard, Blog

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Please do not ask emergency or other specific medical questions about your pets in the blog comments. As an online informational resource, Preventive Vet is unable to and does not provide specific medical advice or counseling. A thorough physical exam, patient history, and an established veterinary-patient-client relationship is required to provide specific medical advice. If you are worried that your pet is having an emergency or if you have specific medical questions related to your pet’s current or chronic medical conditions, please contact or visit your veterinarian, an animal-specific poison control hotline, or your local emergency veterinary care center.

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