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Thunderstorm Causing Pet Anxiety in San Ysidro?

11/15/2022 (Permalink)

A small dog is wrapped in a heavy blanket to calm its storm anxiety. We restore storm damage 24-hours a day in San Diego.

Our local Otay Mesa and San Ysidro teams are ready to respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day. Thunderstorms can be loud and cause anxiety in pets. The American Kennel Club offers these helpful tips for calming pet anxiety during a thunderstorm:

1. Give Them a Safe Space

The best thing you can do for your dog is to let them go to their safe space and not punish them for any behavior during thunderstorms, including destruction and whining. They will feel less stressed if they're in an enclosed, familiar area where they feel comfortable.

2. Provide Background Noise

They'll be less stressed if your dog can't hear the thunder or see the lighting. In addition to providing a safe space that's dark and covered, provide background noise to reduce stimulation. Like humans, dogs feel uneasy when they unexpectedly hear a loud sound, and having background noise helps. Soothingly talking to your dog, and if your dog likes it, pet them with long, calming strokes.

3. Soothe Your Dog with Toys, Treats, and More

Chewing and puzzle toys can also help your dog during a thunderstorm. If your dog is a chewer, buy a toy like "Lickimats," designed to make the dog work to get the food off. You smear it with peanut butter, cream cheese, or soft bananas. In addition, kongs filled with peanut butter or kibbles and anxiety vests are helpful.

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