Thunderstorm and firework season is upon us!
Does your dog or cat pant, pace, hide, or bark during storms or fireworks? This problem, often described as noise phobia, is a common problem for dogs and even some cats. Noise phobia is an excessive fear of a sound that ultimately results in the animal attempting to escape that sound. Usually, noise phobias worsen overtime so it is important to try and address the issue when it arises.
- Make sure your dog is indoors during thunderstorms and fireworks which acts as insulation for your companion.
- Once inside, try and calm your pet by distracting them with play or petting.
- Feeding a food-filled toy, like a Kong, can distract your pet.
- Muffling the thunder or fireworks can be achieved by turning on a radio, television, or a fan.
- Shutting the curtains prevents them from seeing the lightning.
If your furry friend is still fearful, please call our office and discuss potential drug options available to help you and your family during this time.
THUNDERSTRUCK IS NOT JUST BY ACDC. WE CAN HELP YOUR STRESSED PET!