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If You’re Worried About Summer Booms, There’s Help!

2022-06-14

Does your dog have a fear of thunderstorms or fireworks? Many pets are scared of sudden loud noises and experience various symptoms due to their noise aversion. Unfortunately, thunderstorms and fireworks shows often occur more frequently during the summer months and can cause increased anxiety in your pet.

Luckily, there are ways to ease your pet’s fears, and we are here to help! Here are a few ways you can help your pet now and make sure they are prepared for the upcoming season.

Be Prepared

The first step in being prepared for summer booms is identifying your pet’s problem and creating a plan. The most common signs of a noise aversion include:

  • Hiding
  • Shaking
  • Increased Vocalization
  • House Soiling
  • Destructive Behavior
  • Attempts to Escape

If your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms during a noise event, it’s essential to take your pet’s condition seriously and look for ways to help. Failure to do so can seriously affect your pet’s well-being and even lead to injury.

Start by looking at your upcoming weather forecast or local events that may include fireworks. This can help you predict when these summer booms are most likely to occur and when you should start preparing your pet.

Don’t Wait!

While you may not be able to predict every boom, it’s better to be proactive in your efforts to keep your pet calm. Before an event occurs, try to set up a safe space away from windows and doors where your pet is less likely to hear any outside noise. Turning on some music or a sound machine can also be a great way to distract your pet and drown out any scary sounds.

Once your pet gets scared, it can be difficult to calm them down, and your efforts may not be as successful. Instead, take steps to calm your pet before the event occurs.

Talk to Us About a Calming Agent

In severe cases of noise aversion, calming agents can help reduce your pet’s anxiety and keep your pet safe.

If you think your pet would benefit from a calming agent, let us know as soon as possible. Don’t wait until the Fourth of July to get your pet the help they need. Set up an appointment ahead of time to discuss your pet’s condition. Our team is happy to make recommendations based on your pet’s unique needs.

Keep in mind that it may take some time to find the medication or dose that works best for your pet. Additionally, these calming agents must be given in advance of the noise event to provide the most benefit for your pet.

Final Thoughts

If your pet struggles with a fear of loud noises, the time to act is now! There are a variety of ways you can help your pet. However, it’s essential to take action soon and avoid waiting until it’s too late.

For more information about calming agents and other ways you can help reduce your pet’s fears, please give us a call. We look forward to hearing from your and helping your pet fight their noise fears!

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