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Anti-Anxiety Meds for Pets

Fireworks aren't exciting for everyone.

Nothing says Fourth of July quite like fireworks. People all over the country will be mesmerized by the colorful explosions in the sky. However, as pet owners we know, not ALL family members will be "OHHHHing" and "AWWWWing" . Many pets experience great anxiety because of sights and sounds associated with fireworks.

Here are a few tips you can do to help your pets navigate the upcoming Fourth of July celebrations:

  • Secure pets inside. Scared pets have a tendency to bolt. Even well fenced yards may not deter a startled animal.
  • Provide a safe space. Provide a safe zone inside your house. A quiet room, crate or bed may provide just what they need to ride out the noise.
  • Play music. Calm, comforting music playing inside your home may help mask the loud booms.
  • Offer a distraction. Treats, toys or a combination of both may keep their mind off the scary noises outside.

For more information on Firework/Summer safety, check out: https://www.aspca.org/news/fireworks-and-your-pet-tips-staying-safe

If you have tried everything and you are still worried about you pet's anxiety surrounding fireworks (or other loud noises), talk to your veterinarian about anti-anxiety medications, and then give us a call to create your pet's custom medication.

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Commonly compounded Anti-Anxiety Meds for Pets

Fluoxetine - Available in Tabs/Caps, Flavored Oral Suspension, Flavored Soft Chews, Exotic Gummies, & Transdermal Gel  Click here for options

Clomipramine - Available in Capsules, Flavored Oral Suspension, Flavored Soft Chews, Exotic Gummies, & Transdermal Gel  Click here for options

Amitriptyline - Available in Capsules, Flavored Oral Suspension, Flavored Soft Chews, Exotic Gummies, & Transdermal Gel  Click here for options