It’s here! The holiday celebrated across America with brews, BBQs and of course, fireworks. And while kids and adults alike may count down to the light show in the sky, many pets are hiding in a corner somewhere dreading the loud boom that accompanies the beautiful displays. It’s important to keep in mind that our furry friends don’t always enjoy the Independence Day festivities we’ve come to know and love. According to a study published in the journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 45% of dogs have a fireworks phobia.
Many animal shelters around the country site July 4th and 5th as two of their busiest days of the year with an influx of lost animals who have fled from the startling sound of fireworks and firecrackers. The loud noises can cause panic and severe anxiety, which show in a variety of symptoms including: excessive barking, pacing, restlessness, panting and more.
Pet parents try everything from expensive noise-canceling headphones to trendy weighted clothing for pets, but sometimes it just isn’t enough. How can you enjoy one of America’s favorite pastimes without frightening your furry friends or breaking the bank?
If your pet is prescribed medication to help ease anxiety around loud noises, such as SSRI’s (Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) or antidepressants, you may be seeing dollar signs already. If so, you may be barking up the wrong tree. Using the Inside Rx card, you may be able to save up to 70%* on certain generic human medications that are commonly prescribed for pets.
It’s easy as “sit, stay, good boy!”
Just go toand search for your pet’s prescription and for any available Inside Rx discounts. When you find one, download your unique savings card (just make sure you choose the one for pets). Now all you need to do is show the pharmacist your prescription savings card to save big on your fur baby’s medication. That’s more money in your pocket to spend on your big celebration, and that’s quite a treat! Inside Rx wishes everyone a safe and happy 4th of July and reminds you to make sure your pets are prepared for all of the festivities to come!