Fireworks are an iconic and celebrated activity across America. And in many communities backyard fireworks have exploded and near rival professional displays as neighbors compete to put on bigger, better, and even louder events.
For dogs, they represent a frightening and unknown event.
Fireworks are a top anxiety producer in dogs, according to veterinarians, who report that 75% of dogs have fireworks anxiety. The experience ramps up their instinctual flee or flight response. In most cases, dogs run. Among the 10 million runaways reported annually, more occur over the 4th of July holiday than any other time, according to American Humane. Sadly, among them, 20% never make it back home.
Businesses interested in helping pet parents avoid and/or treat pet anxiety might consider hosting events this summer that incorporate educational tools along with a bit of fun. Consider activities like:
Dog Days of Summer: Education event and photo contest
Hot Dogs: Summer Safety training and education event and photo contest
Prevent the Panic: How to keep your dog safe and sane over the 4th
Utilize free area event calendars to promote your efforts, but be respectful of guidelines that prohibit commercial messaging.
Use in-store signage with powerful graphics and short educational messaging to promote your campaign.
Also consider utilizing a press release like this one, created by Pet Amber Alert.
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Editor’s Note: Jackie Berg is the Co-Founder and CMO of CBD Marketing Hub l Cannabis Marketing-Hub. You can reach her or anyone on the team at cbdmarketinghub.com or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org