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7/3/18 11:24 P

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It's that time of year again. I just discovered that the old tips link is dead. Hope something here can be of use.

www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/no
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Vets have a new-ish drug, Sileo, that might be an option. I have zero experience with it. well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/
06/28/why-
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Whole Dog Journals tips:
www.whole-dog-journal.com/is
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Mercifully, my bunch doesn't mind fireworks, but my Mini Aussie used to be flat-out terrified of loud noises. Counter-conditioning, Melatonin, & a peanut butter stuffed Kong or a Bully stick helped him get through holidays. His housemates could sleep through an apocalypse, & I think their influence finally rubbed off on him. Good luck out there! emoticon

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7/4/17 11:20 P

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Just topping off this article for a holiday rerun. And yes, Thundershirts do help some dogs!



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7/3/15 11:46 P

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While I was at Wayside Waifs adopting a puppy this afternoon, I saw something called Thundershirt, which is a vest for dogs that claims it helps to reduce anxiety in dogs. I didn't find much research on it but then I didn't look to hard. It might be worth looking into if you you have an anxious dog.

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7/3/15 11:05 P

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Thorough article with resources for dealing with fireworks and/or thunderstorm sensitivity in dogs. I can vouch for the use of Melatonin for our little Mini Aussie & a friend's Westie. I've only used Natrol brand, but that & a chew treat definitely helped. Check with your vet before using meds or homeopathics.

Make sure the dogs have ID & stay safe. Have a safe, fun holiday! emoticon


www.dvgrr.org/docs/education-trainin
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