02 of 15
许多宠物爱好者都知道，烟花和雷暴会给一些动物带来很大的压力。害怕大声的声音 – 烟花，雷声，枪声 – 被称为噪音恐惧症。对于受大声喧哗影响的宠物，这是一个可怕而且不舒服的时间; 无论是宠物还是人。你的宠物无法控制他们对大声喧哗的反应，并且可能会逃跑或严重伤害自己试图“逃离”巨响。
03 of 15
How dogs and cats react to loud noises varies widely. Some animals seem unaffected, others will jump through glass windows in terror. For animals that are afraid of loud noises, they can’t help it, and the effect often multiplies if left untreated. What works for one pet may not work for another.
Here are some things to try to help reduce loud noise phobias. For extreme cases, please see your veterinarian – there are safe and effective medications to help with loud noise phobias.
04 of 15
Anxieties and Phobias – No Place for Ace
Noise phobias are not the animal’s fault. They can’t be calmed or scolded out of their very real fears. The “old” medication standby for thunderstorms was a drug commonly referred to as “Ace,” short for Acepromazine (Promace ®). This drug is not the best choice for this condition, because while it sedates, it is not anxiety-reducing (anxiolytic). While it takes away the ability to move (most of the time) doesn’t calm the fears, in effect making them much worse over time. This blog post discusses storm phobias and is a way to alert people that there are newer, more effective drugs to deal with this condition. As always, please see your veterinarian for specific advice about your pet.Continue to 5 of 15 below.
05 of 15
Proper ID Is Key to Preventing Lost Pets
Another big day in July is July 5th, one of the biggest days at shelters for lost pets. These are pets who have bolted from their people, yards or homes during the fireworks. Many injure themselves (sometimes severely) in the attempt to get away from the loud noises.
This is the story of a dog we found, trying like crazy to escape a parked vehicle during a fireworks display. He succeeded, only to find himself running lost in a strange town.
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06 of 15
Turns out, they aren’t only noisy, fireworks are toxic, too. I learned from Justine A. Lee DVM DACVEC of that there are pets who eat fireworks. Learn what for pets who eat them.
07 of 15
DAP (Dog Appeasing Pheromone) Collar for Noise Phobias
I recently tried out the DAP (Dog Appeasing Pheromone) calming collar for dogs on my own dog, Sophie. She had mild noise phobia, panting, pacing and trembling. This product is not a drug, not toxic and while I didn’t have much hope that it would do anything, I was surprised by . Your mileage may vary, but this may be something to consider, in conjuction with behavior modification or other therapies.
08 of 15
Adaptil (formerly called DAP) spray is a great ‘quick fix’ to help calm stressed dogs. I like to use this product in conjunction with the when my dogs are worried about fireworks and other loud noises. Adaptil spray also works great on dog beds and in dog crates for travel and separation anxiety issues.Continue to 9 of 15 below.
09 of 15
This product is based in part on the work by , noted author, Doctor of Animal Science, and professor at Colorado State University. The thought is that gentle pressure provided by this shirt calms the nervous system. Does it work? I tried it on my own dog Sophie, who suffers from loud noise phobias.
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