Is your pet scared of thunderstorms?
In light of recent thunderstorms that often come fast and fierce with little warning, we thought we would share some tips on how to make your pets feel as safe as possible.
Whilst some animals are not bothered by thunder, many other pets are quite fearful and can become anxious and agitated.
It is also extremely important to make sure that your pets have up to date identification in case they escape due to fear.
If you are home, bring your pets inside before the storm hits. Make their surroundings comfortable for them with a familiar and comfortable bed. Ideally, the room should be relatively soundproof. Turn on television or radio to and close the blinds so they do not see the flash.
And importantly, try not to make too much of a fuss. Act as if the storm is not there! It might seem like the right thing to do to soothe them, but it’s reinforcing problem behaviour.
If your pet is displaying problem behaviour, please contact us to make a behavioural consultation.
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