Summer is here and that means fireworks and thunderstorms! While you may enjoy a good rumble of thunder or a festive fireworks celebration, the racket can be downright terrifying for your animal companion. If your pet trembles, whines, drools, or clings to you when there are loud noises, they likely suffer from a condition known as noise aversion.
There are several things you can do to help your pet get through these events. Turn on soothing music to dull the noise or try distracting your dog with games and toys. Above all, avoid punishment, praise, or comforting as these actions only reinforce the reaction.
If behavior modification and distraction aren’t enough, there are other remedies to try including Thundershirts, herbal tinctures, anti-anxiety medications and sedatives. If we can help with more information or if you think your pet might benefit from medication, don’t wait – contact us now for an appointment.