With hurricane season upon us, we have gathered some tips to help with your dog's anxiety during a storm or fireworks.
1. INTERVENE EARLY
Make sure you are able to recognize the subtle signs of distress in your dog. 2. LET THEM HIDE OR BUILD THEM A BUNKER
If they wish to hide, let them.
3. BODY WRAPS
For some dogs, firm soft pressure around their upper body is relaxing. 4. MEDICATION
First try natural remedies, if they don't work there are several medications that can assist in all levels of anxiety.
Make sure you are able to recognize the subtle signs of
distress in your dog to be able to intervene early. Some of the
more subtle signs may include:
* Hiding/retreating to their crate
* Moving close to their favorite person
* Licking their lips
* Trying to fit into tight spaces
Let Them Hide or Build Them a Bunker
If they wish to hide, then let them. If they want to be in their
crate, then allow them inside. Try allowing them into a dark
closet or smaller bathroom in which you have placed a bed,
food, water, and their favorite toy.