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Freedom From Fireworks Fear
A sudden intense boom transforms your mellow
dog into a frantic ball of motion. Panicking, leaping through windows,
jumping fences, charging out into
traffic. Pets can develop noise phobias at any time and at any age.
the problem emerges, it is very hard to overcome, and there is no one
to fit all noise phobic dogs.
Desensitize your pet to various sounds. Introduce them
and give them time to overcome their fear and develop confidence.
Special Effects tapes include thunderstorms and
firecrackers. With your pet in a familiar room, play the tape at the
lowest volume and continue your normal activities without acknowledging
Don't Coddle your pet when there is a loud noise, this
only reinforces their fear. Ignore the noise and in a happy voice
encourage your pet to
perform a simple command.
- Exercise your dog in the late morning to
help him sleep through the fireworks.
- Walk your dog and let them relieve
themselves a few hours before the fireworks start.
- Stay home with your pets.
- Don't leave your pets outside.
- Lock your doggie door to prevent a
- Shut windows, close blinds and draw the
- Turn on the air conditioning and a
television or radio to help block out sounds from outside.
- Play an indoor game with your dog.
- Give your pet a toy stuffed with treats
or peanut butter to help distract them.
- See your veterinarian to be certain that
a sudden reaction to loud
noises is not a medical issue.
- In severe cases, see your veterinarian
for anti-anxiety medicine or tinctures to help your pet through the
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