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We believe that every pet owner deserves the best information and resources to care for their four-legged friends. Our goal for Wild Pawspective is to educate, inform, and entertain pet enthusiasts like you while fostering a strong and supportive community of fellow pet lovers.

Welcome to Wild Pawspective - Happy New Year & Firework Tips

Happy New Year, pet lovers! As we bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new one with open arms, All American Pet Manufacturing (AAPM) and its subsidiaries, The Wild Bone Co. and Walk About Pet, are super excited to launch our brand new blog! We're here to be your go-to source for all things dog and cat related, offering tips, news, and insights to help you ensure your beloved furry companions live their best, healthiest lives.

Why did we start this blog, you ask? Well, at AAPM, we believe that every pet owner deserves the best information and resources to care for their four legged friends. Our mission is to educate, inform, and entertain pet enthusiasts like you while fostering a strong and supportive community of fellow pet lovers.

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Before we dive into the New Year's festivities and tips to keep your pets safe and comfortable, we invite you to subscribe to Wild Pawspective. By doing so, you'll receive timely updates, informative articles, and valuable insights straight to your inbox. Our commitment is to bring you the most reliable, accurate, and beneficial information, curated from trusted sources, in-house experts, and our own experiences as pet owners. There is a lot of information out there, so we thank you for trusting us and want you to know that we take your attention seriously!

New Year's Tips: Firework Safety

Now, let's talk about the main event of this blog post: New Year's Eve. While we celebrate the start of a fresh year with fireworks and festivities, it's important to remember that our furry companions may not share our enthusiasm for the dazzling pyrotechnics. Here are some essential tips to ensure your dogs stay safe and calm during the festivities:

1. Keep Your Dog Inside

The thunderous noise of fireworks can be terrifying for dogs, and sometimes, cats. To keep them safe and secure, it's best to keep them indoors. Loud noises can startle them, and escaping the yard is not uncommon when they're frightened.

2. Provide a Quiet and Safe Place

Create a cozy and comfortable space for your pet. Set up a quiet room or a secure crate, equipped with their favorite blanket and toys. This designated area will help your best friend feel safe and sheltered from the noisy world outside.

3. Give Them Healthy Distractions & Create Positive Associations

Keep your dog occupied with toys and healthy treats like The Wild Bone Co. Dog Jerky or Walk About Pet Freeze Dried Dog Treats. Rewarding a dog while they hear fireworks is a great way to positively reinforce reacting with calm confidence. Be sure to not reward barking or whimpering, but rather reward during times of calm. As simple as it sounds, your dog will begin to associate firework noises and a relaxed demeanor with getting treats! It's the same concept as teaching them to sit or play dead. Playing calming music can also help drown out the noise and provide a soothing atmosphere.

4. Microchip and ID

Ensure your dog has proper identification, including a microchip and a securely fastened collar with an ID tag. In the unfortunate event that they manage to escape, having clear identification will increase the chances of a safe return.

5. Exercise Earlier in the Day

Before the evening fireworks, make sure your dog gets plenty of exercise earlier in the day. A long walk or an exciting game of fetch will not only tire them out but also encourage them to stay indoors and rest during the fireworks. This doesn't stop at physical exercise either. Mental exercise like trick training or recall practice is actually sometimes more tiring than physical exercise!

Happy New Year from AAPM!

As we celebrate the New Year with our human companions, let's also remember our four-legged family members and do our best to make the transition into the new year as stress-free and enjoyable as possible for them.

Here at AAPM, we're excited to embark on this blogging journey with you and your pets. Stay tuned for more pet tips, news, and heartwarming stories that will make your bond with your furry friends even stronger. Subscribe today and make 2024 a year filled with love, health, and happiness for you and your beloved pets.

Happy New Year, and may 2024 be filled with joy and wagging tails!

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