Fear of thunder is a common phobia in dogs. Dogs show stressed or anxious behaviour in lots of different ways. Common signs that are indicative of stress include:

  • Unable to settle and pacing the room.
  • Shaking, salivating and excessive panting.
  • Destructiveness, howling or even toileting indoors.
  • Cowering, hiding or trying to run away.
scared dog Bedford on the windowsill

Tips to prepare:

  • Always keep your dog indoors and leave the tv or radio on to help muffle sounds.
  • Close curtains to black out flash from any lightening.
  • Create a safe place or den for your dog to retreat to if they choose.
  • Speak to one of our team about calming supplements or anti-anxiety medications.
  • In some cases, a consultation with an animal behaviourist can be helpful.
  • Talk to your dog in a jolly manner to try and reassure them that all is well.
  • Should your pet become destructive or toilet in the house do not reprimand them, this will make your dog more stressed.
  • Ensure your dog is microchipped and your contact details are up to date (this is a legal requirement), to allow safe return, in case of escape.

Please contact us below if you require any further advice on this subject

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