Helping Pets Cope with Thunderstorms
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Do thunderstorms cause your pet anxiety? Your pet is not alone. Many animals are afraid of the loud roar of thunder. Fortunately, there are ways to help your pet cope with this fear and stay calm during a storm.
- Quiet Hideaway – Make sure that your pet has access to a quiet place where he or she can go to hide. If possible, try to block out the lightening and cover up the sound of the thunder.
- Stay Distracted – Sometimes playing a game or distracting your pet with their favorite toy can keep them at ease.
- Conditioning Behavior – Behavior modification can desensitize your pet to the sound of a storm. Try playing recordings in short intervals for conditioning.