Butter wears his DAP collar all the time so he is receiving the benefit of the pheromone before storms.
|The collar should fit tight like a belt; not |
loose like a necklace
|Butter's safe area is next to the |
bed listening, with the curtains drawn, listening
|Bella wants to get Butter to chase, but|
he is not in the mood
There are antianxiety medications that can be used even on an older dog such as Butter if he gets more agitated and needs that help. The medications do not sedate, rather calm the mind to learn to self calm.
Other products such as Thundershirts, natural supplements, and distractors such as food puzzles can also help. There is a great article about fear of thunderstorms on our website http://www.okawvetclinic.com/
I will also be giving a presentation about fear of thunderstorms and helping your pet at Prairie Land Feeds this Sunday April 17 at 2 pm.
Now Butter has a new collar on, and hopefully we will not have an storms for a few days. When we do, I have more help in place for him and for me!
How does your pet handle thunderstorms? Are there techniques that you have found helpful? I would love to know.
|Butterscotch - much happier post storm!|