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FIREWORK PHOBIA - loud noises can be scary for dogs

25th October 2018

                                           

Its that time of year again!

       

FIREWORK PHOBIA

Did you know that at least one in three dogs suffer from noise aversion? Noise aversion is a fearful reaction to noise. It is stressful for your dog - and is likely also stressful for you. Your dog could be suffering in silence.

First, look for the signs. Does your dog react to loud noises (fireworks, thunder, construction noise or street noise) with any of the following behaviours:

Pacing
Trembling or shaking
Hiding
Pacing or restlessness
Cowering
Lip licking
Refuses to eat
Excessive vigilance/hyper-vigilance
Vocalizing (whining or barking at the sounds)
Brow furrowed and ears back
Yawning
Owner seeking behaviour and abnormal clinginess
Freezing or immobility

 

The good news is that there are a range of treatments for various degrees of noise phobia, and a number of noise aversion tips you can use at home.

For the firework season, and until the 31st December 2018, we are offering a 30% discount on a consultation and treatment for noise aversion therapy with one of our veterinary surgeons.


TO ARRANGE AN APPOINTMENT PLEASE CALL

THE CAPE VETERINARY CLINIC 01483 538990

 

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