Independence Day Blues…
Independence Day is here again and while it means family, friends, grilling out and fireworks for most, for me it means… ANXIETY!!!!
Every year around this time people in my neighborhood like to shoot off fireworks to celebrate. I don’t like fireworks. They make a lot of noise that sounds like thunder and it makes my anxiety level go up.
I get so nervous that it makes my tummy hurt and I can’t eat or drink. I don’t even come out from under mom & dad’s bed. It’s dark and quiet under there. This is usually how I spend every 4th of July.
But not this year!
This year my mom is using Adaptil. Mom says, “Adaptil is a synthetic copy of the pheromone a puppy’s mother emits after birth to calm and reassure new puppies. These pheromones can have this same calming effect on adult dogs in stressful situations.”
I don’t understand all those big words she used, but I can’t argue with results! Whenever mom sprays this on my bed or puts a collar on me, or even plugs it into the wall I start to feel less stressed. Mom says she can see a big difference when she uses it, even during thunder storms!
I’m just happy that I won’t have the Independence Day Blues again this year!