The 4th of July Celebrations . . . and My Doggies DOWNERS!!

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Real Estate Broker Owner with BuyersAgentPortland.com | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time Licensed State of Oregon
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The 4th of July is a great holiday!  I loved it as a kid . . . we had a lovely park that we would walk to and see the display.  They were great!! 

Now that I have dogs . . . the holiday is not so great!  Well, not for my dogs, Poppy and Molly.  They really react to the noise.  Those bombs bursting in air are very hard on them. 

In reading Marte Cliff's Remember Your Pets This Weekend I wanted to tell you what I do . . . to calm them:

DOGGIE DOWNERS!!!

Yesterday I made the trip to the vet and got them a prescription for tranquilizers!

I found this the best way to calm them.  In Marte's post she tells how a dog climbed over a 6' hight chain-link fence and ran away . . . forever . . . freightened by fireworks.

My dogs act WEIRD when they hear thunder and firecrackers.  They try to hide, and Molly once tired to tear out the laundry room door, just to get into the secluded area to hide. 

Acepromazine is the drug of choice for my doggies.  In writing this post, I Googled Acepromazine and found it on-line at 1-800-Pet-Meds . . . for $.62 a pill.  I'm an IDIOT . . . I paid $39.00 for 15 of these little tablets.  DANGIT!!  I could have gotten 15 for under $10.00 . . .

. . . So FOR NEXT YEAR . . . I'm going to get them from 1-800-Pet-Meds.

NOTE/CAUTION/WARNING:  I have the 25 mg tablets . . . . DO NOT CONFUSE 0.25 as 1 tablet.  USE ONLY 1 TABLET AT A TIME.  For smaller pets they have 10 mg tablets.  BREAK THE TABLETS in HALF and start with a low dose.  Ask your Vet for the proper dosage amount!!  My Poppy is 105 lbs., and I gave him ONE 25 mg. tablet . . . here is the result: 

 

 He's sleeping . . .

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Thom Abbott
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How come I never tried that? I had a Greyhound for 13 years and Juyly 4th was the day from h-ll! And any day there was a thunder and lightening storm.....I use to think he was going to have a heart attack and die on the spot.

Now he's above them all and looks down on them. I don't think he can hear the noise.

July 03, 2011 09:29 AM
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For some reason my dogs are "ok" with fireworks.  We don't really have thunder regularly and they are usually ok with that when we have it too.  I think my dogs are weird!  Have a safe fourth Carla and keep those pups comfy!

July 03, 2011 12:44 PM
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Hi Cynthia . . . now I don't feel like a chump for paying $39 bucks for 15 tablets.  And I've heard about those flashbacks, they do sound like arsenal!!

Hey Lyn -- love your alliterative!! 

Hi Benjamin Realty . . . expensive, but no subsitutions!!

Hey Michelle -- I know my dogs feel rested and one good walk in the park gets them back in action.  My vet told me to give my Poppy 2 tabs.  I only gave him one, and that did the trick.

Hi Gene . . . that's a sad story with a happy ending.  One less mouth to feed HA HA HA

Hey Jim -- WOW another one that got away!!  I know Molly would bolt if she could.  I drug her!!

Hi Carissa . . . in my neighborhood, I'm sure a lot of pets are terrified.

Hey Jane -- nightmare is right.  :-(

Hi Marte . . . GREAT tips for the non-pharmaceutical options!  THANKS!!!

Hey Dawn . . . Kobi is only 22 lbs.  WOW, I thought Kobi was a much larger dog.  Try less, and if needed you can give more.  That's how I do it.

Hi Thom -- I didn't think about it 'til the Vet mentioned it when I was talking about the 4th.  My Poppy dog pants and gets so agitated.

Hey Renee . . . love your holiday graphics!!  If only they knew what Mom was doing to them!!  HA HA HA 

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Carla, wish I'd read this a few days ago when there was still time to get some of this.  Willie is OK during thunderstorms, but not when the delinquent next door is setting off fire crackers in the back yard.

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Thank you for sharing your blog; we need Real estate Professionals to share their comments and information regarding their markets and experiences. Thanks again from beautiful Sunny San Diego

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