Dog anxiety is a surprisingly common problem and includes several different triggers, including fear of thunderstorms, which all KC natives know happen frequently each spring. At the Barkery, we have a few excellent options available to help calm your four-legged friend during times such as these.
1) Similar to swaddling a newborn baby, gently dressing your dog in a Thundershirt has a peaceful effect that is beneficial for both you and your dog. The AKC’s patent pending design gently hugs your dog, much like hugging a child. It snugs your dog in a gentle, reassuring grip.
2) Heavenly Hounds Relaxation Squares is a delicious peanut butter flavored square that your dog will LOVE! A combination of natural ingredients blended together becomes the perfect option for promoting relaxation and eliminating fear and anxiety in dogs. Heavenly Hounds also supports balanced behavior, promotes relaxation, reduces occasional hyperactivity and helps maintain contentment during separation (boarding), travel and tension caused by environmentally induced stresses such as storms, fireworks, holidays, etc.
3) RESCUE Remedy Pet is an alcohol free formula made especially for your pet. Available in two convenient sizes, RESCUE Remedy Pet can be easily administered to your pet by placing 4 drops in your pet’s food, water bowl or on a treat. Also available in spray form.
Common usage times include: Separation anxiety, Fear of loud noises (thunderstorms, fireworks), Travel anxiety, Visits to the vet or groomer, Shock, trauma or mistreatment, Adapting to new surroundings, Excessive barking or hissing.
Unsure what will work best for your pup? Stop in today and chat with one of our knowledgeable Barkery team members. We also offer options for felines.