Monday, July 6, 2009

4th of July and Thunderboomies

Woof Every doggie!

I hopes all youz pupz had a good 4th of July weekend! I know some of you doggies get skeerd of the boomies and X-plo-shuns. Momma said that Sistah Destiny used to get weely weely skeerd. Good thing for Momma - Iz a brave pup, and I don't mind the loud boomies at all. I stayed with Derby on the 4th while Momma and Puppa went to see the firewurks.

Momma would like to let you know some advice she got from some friends on facebook on what to do about skeerd pups in thunder-boomie storms and firewurks... hope this advice helps woo doggies!

Here is the conversation from Facebook!

Amy Drouin I HATE the 4th of July just because of the fireworks and my 2 big shivering German shepherds...they are wide eyed and scared out of their minds. Poor guys, I hope they stop soon


Ian Brierley
Ian Brierley
I agree, our 2 dogs and daughter hate them also, along with thunderstorms.

Leigh Parisi
Leigh Parisi
Have you tried Bach's Rescue Remedy? Love that stuff! It helps ease the dogs stress with storms and fireworks.

Ian Brierley
Ian Brierley
What is that Leigh?

Ian Brierley
Ian Brierley
What is that Leigh?

Leigh Parisi
Leigh Parisi
I give it to my dogs during storms. It's a flower essence. You put a few drops in their mouth every 15 minutes or so. You can buy it at Whole Foods or any health food store.

Ian Brierley
Ian Brierley
I will have to get some and try it..long shot here:) Does it work on kids under 5:)lol..kidding.

Leigh Parisi
Leigh Parisi
LOL! Don't laugh.. It's actually a stress reliever for people too!

Ian Brierley
Ian Brierley
LoL, umm, have to read the fine print i guess.

Leigh Parisi
Leigh Parisi
It's not like sedation, but it takes the edge off. I've recommended to a few other dog parents who now swear by it during storms. We've had enough of those lately!

Ian Brierley
Ian Brierley
I will have to look inot it, sounds fairly innocent for pets, I will ask our Vet about it, but I appreciate the info, on it:)

Leigh Parisi
Leigh Parisi
Don't count on your vet being entirely gung ho unless their into natural methods. Don't get me started there ! I wish they wold come to realize, like some have, that traditional medicine can be complimented by natural.

Ian Brierley
Ian Brierley
I have a good friend that is into that sort of stuff also, she is a graduate vet student- something, I will ask her first before our vet.

Lisa Patnaude
Lisa Patnaude
There's also something called an anxiety wrap that may help. You can also use a snug fitting tshirt - http://www.petabbey.com/store-products-Pet-Herbal-Remedies-ap-anxiety-wrap-for-dogs-cats-The-Original-Anxiety-Wrap-for-Dogs-and-Cats_34029985.html

Amy Drouin
Amy Drouin
You won't believe it, but I use the snug fitting Tshirt on my dogs during every storm and it really helps a LOT. The dogs (& wolves) natually pull towards tention, like new dogs on a leash for the first time, they pull away from it because they are affraid. If they wear a Tshirt I usually loop the bottom up into a knot on their backs so it's snug, Ruger had one on last night and he fell right to sleep almost as soon as I put it on him...try it out!

Jennifer Faust Biedrzycki
Jennifer Faust Biedrzycki
poor ally climbs in the bathtub. i agree! :)

Priscilla Hansen
Priscilla Hansen
Wow - I wish I knew about these methods when Destiny was alive - I would have done anything to get her to stop shaking - I swore she would die of a heartattack during a thunderstorm! Lexi doesnt seem to be phased by T-storms at all - which is so good! (probably because Amy is so awesome at giving them a good start!)

Amy Drouin
Amy Drouin
awwwww, thank you sooo much! You don't know how good that makes me feel XXOO Happy 4th Priscilla, give Lil' Lexi a big kiss from her foster family iin CT.


So there you go - some advice from my foster-mommy Amy!!! WOOF WOOF - LICK LICK - Love you Amy!!

1 comment:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo did get some good advice!

The shirts are thought to khut down on the statikh charge we feel bekhause of our fur!

And I know some of the hoomans use the reskhcue remedy fur themselves!

What bothers me most about fireworks is the smell from the khemikhals!

I'm glad woo were brave and have FUN!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra