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Re: Fix for Fireworks?
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2020, 07:53:48 PM »
So the fireworks began last night and my boy started getting worked up. I gave my 30 pound cocker a 25 mg tablet of benedryl, and within 5 minutes he was fast asleep. I was surprised how quick and effective it was. By morning he was his normal self, full of P and V. Couldn’t detect any side effects. Seems like a good solution. Thanks for the inputs.

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Re: Fix for Fireworks?
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2020, 08:09:57 PM »
I used a Thundershirt for our Border Collie, it definitely helped.

https://thundershirt.com/products/thundershirt-for-dogs
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Re: Fix for Fireworks?
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2020, 09:17:05 PM »
Our lab is kind of strange, she loves hunting and has never been gun shy in the slightest bit.  If she is outside and fireworks go off, we have to be careful because she will chase whatever is flying or spinning on the ground and loves all the noise and flash. 

When she is inside however it's a completely different story.  Fireworks, or worse thunder sends here cowering into the far corner of our closet.  It doesn't make any sense to me, but I'm not a dog and she definitely interprets it differently outside compared with inside.

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Re: Fix for Fireworks?
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2020, 11:36:21 AM »
Our lab is kind of strange, she loves hunting and has never been gun shy in the slightest bit.  If she is outside and fireworks go off, we have to be careful because she will chase whatever is flying or spinning on the ground and loves all the noise and flash. 

When she is inside however it's a completely different story.  Fireworks, or worse thunder sends here cowering into the far corner of our closet.  It doesn't make any sense to me, but I'm not a dog and she definitely interprets it differently outside compared with inside.
my lab is actually pretty similar.
outside, she'll sit and watch fireworks going off and the noises do nothing to scare her.  she also wants to chase things as I think they remind her of her glow in the dark ball.  inside shes a bit more nervous about the whole situation.
i'd imagine because they dont know whats going on, it can be unnerving. 

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Re: Fix for Fireworks?
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2020, 10:01:38 AM »
mine gets amped up, like she's on crack,  it can be annoying so I bring them inside and they sleep in their doggy beds and pay no mind


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Re: Fix for Fireworks?
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2020, 10:43:01 AM »
My Chessies sit and watch the sky for geese! :chuckle:

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Re: Fix for Fireworks?
« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2020, 11:16:12 AM »
Ask your vet for Trazadone.

My 9 month old puppy just had his snip snip operation last week and they were a huge help in keeping him from freaking out about the cone.

He wouldn't take it at first because the pills are really bitter. We tried crushing them up (don't do that, its the worst thing) and mixing them with peanut butter and all kinds of stuff. We eventually just had to shove them down his throat, which worked the first couple of times, but then he got wise to is and started spitting them out.

The solution we found was to soften a small cube of cheese in the microwave for a few seconds and then make a little ball around the pill. Then we drizzled a little of the oil from a jar of anchovy fillets over it and they way he went after it, he must of thought it was his birthday.

 


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