Fireworks and thunderstorm season is here and while you may enjoy both, the racket can be downright terrifying for your dog. If your pet trembles, whines, drools, or clings to you when there’s loud noises, he or she likely suffers 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.
- If your pet is healthy enough, vigorous exercise or play can sometimes help alleviate stress.
- If exercise and distraction aren’t options, there are natural solutions to try including compression clothing like a Thundershirt or calming aromatherapy herbals such as lavender oil.
- Should your pet have serious noise aversion and other remedies are not effective, our vets can help with various prescription anti-anxiety medications.
If you’d like to make an appointment to talk about anti-anxiety medications or to get your pet microchipped, just give us a call at [HOSPITAL TEL NUMBER].
Pull quote: If your pet trembles, whines, drools, or clings to you when there are loud noises, he or she likely suffers from a condition known as noise aversion.