7 Products to Help Your Pet Stay Calm and Happy During Fourth of July Fireworks

The 4th of July can be a scary time for cats and dogs afraid of fireworks. Keep your pet from panicking with these products that veterinarians and owners swear by!

7 Products to Help Your Pet Stay Calm and Happy During Fourth of July Fireworks
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01 of 06

BIG HUG

7 Products to Help Your Pet Stay Calm and Happy During Fourth of July Fireworks
Thundershirt.com

The ThunderShirt is a trusted classic among pet owners. Its tight jacket applies a gentle, constant pressure which has "a dramatic calming effect," according to PetSmart's resident veterinarian, Dr. Jennifer Freeman.

Buy it! ThunderShirt, $39.95; PetSmart.com

02 of 06

TASTY TREATS

7 Products to Help Your Pet Stay Calm and Happy During Fourth of July Fireworks
Kong Company

To distract pups from a startling fireworks show, give them a puzzle toy stuffed with peanut butter or plain yogurt. "Repetitive licking can serve like a pacifier to soothe the dog," Dr. Pam Reid, vice president of the ASPCA Behavioral Sciences Team, says. The KONG toy is a favorite slow-feeder toy among pet parents (there are styles available for cats, too!).

Buy it! KONG, $10.99; Amazon.com

03 of 06

SOOTHING SCENTS

7 Products to Help Your Pet Stay Calm and Happy During Fourth of July Fireworks
Amazon

Pet experts at Avery Animal Hospital in Ohio suggest calming sprays like Feliway for cats and Adaptil for dogs, which use a chemical that mimics natural pheromones (like that of a lactating mother) to put felines and pups at ease.

Buy it! Feliway Cat Calming Pheromone Spray, $23.85; Amazon.com

Buy it! Adaptil Calming Spray for Dogs, $20.32; Amazon.com

04 of 06

CHILL OUT CHEWS

7 Products to Help Your Pet Stay Calm and Happy During Fourth of July Fireworks
Petsmart

Dr. Freeman recommends this tasty treat — which contains a blend of chamomile, passionflower, melatonin, and other ingredients — to help soothe distressed pooches.

Buy it! Dog MX Melatonin Calming Care Dog Supplement; $17.99, PetSmart.com

05 of 06

THE PURRFECT TOY

7 Products to Help Your Pet Stay Calm and Happy During Fourth of July Fireworks
Outward Hound

This soft, purring toy is great for anxious kitties and can be warmed up in the microwave for extra comfort.

Buy it! Kitty Cuddle Pal, $8.79; OutwardHound.com

06 of 06

SILENCE IS GOLDEN

7 Products to Help Your Pet Stay Calm and Happy During Fourth of July Fireworks
Amazon

These comfortable, adjustable earmuffs have rave reviews from dog owners and can help muffle loud, frightening fireworks.

Buy it! Mutt Muffs Hearing Protection for Dogs, $56.66; Amazon.com

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