posted on Jul, 5 2018 @ 02:41 AM
My boy used to be fine with fireworks and thunder, but for the last few years has started shaking like crazy, panting and trying to hide.
Love the fourth, but I don't want to leave him alone when he's frightened so I stay home or take him to family stuff in areas where people don't
light stuff off.
When we drove home the neighborhood and probably entire county were shooting stuff off, and people around here are that mix between mildly trashy but
also well off so there is no lull in the booms.
I'm not a jumpy guy, so I just acted like nothing was wrong, I think this is important. Decided my buddy was a little too anxious for his own good,
so I gave him some Benadryl. You can give Benadryl (ONLY DIPHENHYDRAMINE) to your dog at 1 mg per pound. Make sure it's straight up Diphenhydramine
without anything else, pain killers are no good for pets so no NyQuil etc... I would also strongly caution you to ask your vet first, ESPECIALLY if
your dog has any other medical problems. He was still jumpy, and kept trying to find a place to hide. I got rid of the travel crate and other crate
because he just doesn't need them. I ended up making him a puppy blanket fort. Took one of his dog beds, put it between the chair and couch in the
living room, then snugged a blanket over the armrests and into cushions. I let the front sag down so it looks like a little cave. It's worked
really well! No more desperate panting, no more shivers, and I've even caught him sleeping! Stuff has quitted a fair amount now that it's nearing
I've heard there are some supplements you can get at PETCO, and also diffusers that let off a certain smell that calms dogs. Have any of you tried
those? Any other tips? My boy isn't overly scared (maybe 5 out of ten on scared scale), but I hate seeing him freaked out for so long.