July 4th

Many of us feel extra stress around the holidays, and it's good to keep in mind that our companions feel our stress as well. They also have their own share of holiday stress – traveling, extra visitors, more time spent alone while their guardians attend holiday parties or are out late shopping, and all the extra commotion and change of routine that comes with the holiday season. If you notice your dog licking his paws, acting clingy, or pacing around unable to settle and rest in one spot – then he or she is likely feeling stressed. Cats may hide under the bed more or fail to use the litter box routinely when they are under stress. Fireworks can be very stressful for some dogs and cats and with july 4th around the corner.....