Is Your Dog Freaked Out By Fireworks? Try These 5 Products Pet Owners Swear By

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Whether it's the Fourth of July or a random Tuesday at 3 a.m., the sky is lit up by fireworks. But while those pops and sizzles may delight us humans (unless it's a random Tuesday at 3 a.m.), they can be pretty stressful for dogs, whose incredible hearing can make the sounds even more intense. Here are five products to invest in to help your furry friend cope with fireworks.

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1. Thundershirt Sport Dog Anxiety Jacket

A Thundershirt is a weighted, vest-like garment that essentially swaddles your dog like a newborn baby and makes them feel safe while you're away (or while there are thunderstorms or fireworks). It comes in seven sizes for dogs from less than seven pounds to over 110. It's recommended by thousands of vets, trainers and pet owners alike, and uses a patented design to apply gentle, constant pressure to calm anxiety, fear and over excitement.

2. The Anxious Pet Organic Hemp Oil - 400mg For Dogs

Yep, your pup can benefit from CBD and hemp, too. The Anxious Pet Hemp Oil is a full-spectrum, veterinarian formulated oil that can offer a sense of comfort and ease to both dogs and cats. This 400mg oil is ideal for dogs under 15 pounds, but The Anxious Pet also has a higher-dose formula for larger dogs.

3. Shed Defender Bodysuit

This bodysuit is the epitome of multifunctional, as it not only prevents your four-legged friend from shedding all over the house but is also good for when your pup is feeling a little antsy. It applies gentle full-body pressure to help your buddy feel safe and calm when the pyrotechnics are at their peak.

4. Happy Hoodie Ear Compression

We are getting major Jackie O. vibes with this look! Beyond the sartorial statement, Happy Hoodies provide gentle swaddling compression that reduces noise and provides a sense of comfort. It's a cost-effective way to combat the scary noise of fireworks—this pack comes with two different sizes that are machine washable.

5. Snuggle Puppy Heartbeat Stuffed Toy For Dogs

Of course nothing will ever beat cuddling with you, but this stuffed animal along with some reassuring pats may just get the job done. This stuffed toy is not only plush and cozy, but it also comes with a "real-feel" pulsing heartbeat that can provide an extra source of comfort for your pet.

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