Some of the fireworks have been so loud even we have jumped.
I've made him a den in the dining room using blankets and the dining room table, and I've put some toys, balnkets, and food in there.
hes spent alot of time under there but he has stopped eating or drinking.
I'm managing to get him out for a walk but I don't know if that is better or wrose for him ????
Don't know what else I can do for him?
Any ideas would be appreciated as I am so worried about him
|if he isn't eating and drinking you probably need to get him to the vet for a little chemical intervention.
fear from thunderstorms - and fireworks - can actually stress a dog to the point of danger.
and why is it fireworks season - in November ?
|Oh poor George. They were going off round us last night, halloween. Managed to get dogs fed early and out garden. Had them in front room with tele on. About 11 Summer was doing her I need the garden look, (consists of going right up to any one in the house and staring at them, sort of mental telepathy) so I took her out the garden but left yorkie inside. She raced to the bottom of garden had a wee and just as she was finishing a firework went off. She came back up the path still weeing! Got inside but wagged her tail. Managed to get them both out again about 12.15. I am dreading Wednesday I think it will be really bad.
Is George not eating in the day then? Thats a bit worrying.
|Guy Fawkes day is November 5th. He was arrested for treason some 350 years ago. So now it is celebrated with bonfire night complete with an effigy of Guy over the flames and fireworks to celebrate.|
|Oh poor George, I'm sorry to hear that! Making him a safe place is one of the best things you can do to help him. Exercise will help him as well before the fireworks.
If you usually feed him when fireworks start, feed him earlier and see if he eats then. If he doesn't want to ear for more then 2 days I would take him to the vet for some pills.
Have you heard of the "Bach Rescue Remedy"? You should try that if you would like to go with something natural.
Good luck and keep us updated!
|I wish I had a solution, but it's a problem here too. I've found plenty of lights in the house, a "bomb shelter" within the center of the house where the sounds are deadened, loud music or TV and humans within site. Do not acknowledge the sounds or their panting. If you can fall asleep with all the lights and noise, that helps.......but then I easily fall asleep in front of the TV
Yes, mine go off their beans and water too and even a bit of sloppy the next day. Bachs didn't work for us nor the pheromone calming stuff. Maybe with a one dog house it would work, but I've found they play off each other's fears.
|I was at the Vets last week with one of the Westies and saw they were advertising a device for calming dogs for Bonfire Night , it was a plug in that looked like the air fresheners .........no idea if they work or not but it might be worth asking your vet , we're lucky as we live surrounded by farmland so any fireworks are off in the distance but they do seem to get louder each year !
|Hi Julie I have heard about that plug in supposed to give off some calming , cant even spell the word, not smells , never mind. I dont know if it works, bach remedy doesnt work with me, and I think a big dog would need loads. My old yorkies used to be petrified, and one of them had a heart condition, bless her.
Just have to be extra vigilant for the next few days (or round here at least a week)....
|Although i know George is scared of the fireworks he is really sick today and going to the vets.
Fingers crossed hes going to be ok please.
|I hope poor George is OK.|
|Hope George is feeling better - please let us know how he is.
These tips were on another website I was reading and I thought I'd pass them on. Most are just common sense but you may pick up something useful.
November 5th is approaching; and in Doggy Days...it's probably the worst day of all! Every year thousands of animals will suffer as a result of fireworks being let off causing stress & anxiety through loud and unusual sounds. Animals have very acute hearing. Loud bangs and whistles may cause them actual pain in their ears. To help overcome these problems...follow these helpful guidelines...
Ensure your pet is safely inside and secure doors, windows and cat flaps
Allow your dog or cat to hide in a bolt hole where they feel safe.
You can further increase this feeling of security by using a plug-in diffuser which releases canine (D.A.P.®) or feline (Feliway®) pheromones
Draw curtains, play music and/or have the TV on to help mask the noise of fireworks
Make sure your dog or cat is micro chipped or tagged. If they do escape, frightened animals can easily get lost
In the run up to firework season, ensure dogs are used to being taken for walks early in the evening and cats are provided with litter trays
Ignore any fearful behaviour and do not try to comfort your pet. A dog may pick up anxiety and this can make the problem worse. Cats prefer to be left to cope on their own.
Do not punish your pet. This only confirms that there is something to be afraid of
Try not to go out while fireworks are going off. Seeing you acting normally will help your pets feel more settled
George likes it when he has his "den" in the dining room.
I just wish fireworks weren't sold at all or at least not until the day before.
It seems to last weeks now.
|Maizie Hates them too!!!! She won't go out!! and just hides under the table.. I put the radio on, but as soon as she hears one go off shes barks and get all hyper!!! she really hates them...
Where Hattie doesn't really bother with them...
Yes I agree Vicki!!! they should ban them!!! Or just do organized places for them. And Not sell them weeks before and weeks after!!!
|not to weigh in on the Ban or not - they are banned here in the US and go on all the time.
I just wanted to point out that I was at a seminar a few months ago when it was pointed out that dogs can and do die from fear of fireworks and thunderstorms. If you have a dog that is very much afraid you might want to talk to your vet about medical intervention.
|the airfresherner you were on about is called DAP infuser / dog appeasement pherome its a hormone that is use to calm them down. i know it may be a little late, but the fireworks are still going off as i type, my dogs think they are tough and if they run round barking they scare them away and they are really chuffed with themselves when the fireworks stop becuase it was because it was their barking that stopped them. ive been on the settee for the last 2 nights keeping the dogs in the living room so everyone else gets some sleep.
i was recomended dap from the rspca because of all billies issues when we rescued him. do a google search for it for more details.
i was an aromatherapist for 15 year, making my own lotions and potions so i use essential oils of, lavender 4 drops , chamomile 4 drops and valerian 2 drops (be warned valerian smells really bad) diluted with a little witch hazel for a week, shaken every day, than after a week, put into a spray bottle and add water and shake, used on them or bedding, it dous calm them, i made if for some of my clients, saved one for me but ended up selling it, sods law!. it dousnt cure just helps relax them
i also give them massages regular too.
i just wish they would only do fireworks at organised displays not sold in every corner shop so kids get their hands on them and set them off all hours, oh well heres to new years eve, here we go again!
hope george is ok x
|We had fireworks last night as in the area was a local festival, mine snored through the whole BANGS.
You can get CD's with sounds on it from fireworks, thunder, loud unexpected noises to help de-sensitise them to loud noises. I believe they work well with dogs that have a problem there. There played and gradually the sounds are increased in Volume & time as they get use to it.
|we have had more tonight, earlier Archie was splitting atoms with his barking, but wasn't overly nervous.
It quietened down, the rain stopped about 9:30 PM (gmt) took the opportunity to take him out for his evening walk, obviously other people spotted the rain had stopped and the Fireworks started again, at first he walked along watching them not overly bothered then we got caught between two sets going off along this on long winding road, Archie hunkered down and pulled like a Loco all the way home, I replaced my shoulder socket, there was absolutely now way to stop him he was fixed on getting home.
Where he fell fast asleep on the kitchen floor!
| Ru does that as soon as he has finished his 'business'- he just wants to get home and play
I'm glad Archie was not too worried, we had a lot here last night but Ru was more interested in the roast chicken I cooked.
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