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Prevent 4th of July Freak-Outs!

Prevent 4th of July Freak-Outs!

With Independence Day right around the corner, you might be concerned because your pet is frightened by the noise. Animals have much more sensitive hearing than humans, and so the condition of noise aversion is quite common.

There are several things you can do to minimize the effects of noise for your pet, including:

  • Putting your pet in a room and turning on white noise or soft music to dull the sounds
  • distracting your pet with games and toys
  • avoiding comforting or punishment—both reinforce the fear reaction
  • consider getting your pet a Thundershirt

Mellow Munchies at Garden Oaks Veterinary ClinicWe can also recommend natural and pharmaceutical options. Many of our patients are helped with natural hemp chews like Mellow Munchies, which are available here at the hospital without a prescription. Mellow Munchies support calmness and composure during stressful situations, are free of corn and soy and can be used for both dogs and cats.

For more severe cases, the sedative Trazadone and Sileo, a product made specifically for pets with noise aversion, can be effective.

We’d be happy to discuss all available options for helping your pet—just give us a call at 832-260-0945.