As a dog owner, you have probably come to dread Guy Fawkes or New Year’s Eve, or any event that involves fireworks. And thunderstorms are reminiscent of the scene in The Sound of Music when all the children run into Maria’s room, terrified of the loud bangs, except you have a fur-family-member crawling under your bed covers. Sound familiar?
Not all dogs suffer from what is known as “noise aversion”, but research tells us that approximately 40% of dogs experience it. And they will do anything to try and get away from the noise (what they perceive as a threat), often resulting in injury, or even death.
It’s never nice to see your pet go through such an acute fear, but there are ways to soothe and calm them. If there is an occasion coming up where you know there will be loud noises, be as prepared as possible:
Regal Stress and Anxiety Remedy, with a delicious artificial beef flavour, has been specifically formulated with three effective herbs known for calming stressed, anxious and problem dogs. This herbal nerve tonic is beneficial for dogs prone to separation anxiety and problem behaviours (including barking, biting, aggression and hyperactivity). It can also be given to soothe nerves during stressful situations such as thunderstorms, fireworks or a car trip. A happy dog makes for a happy home.
The Thunder Vest is a unique dog anxiety wrap, designed to provide gentle, constant pressure to your dog’s body, resulting in a calming effect. The Thunder Vest is a wearable solution that can be used to help your pet with dog separation anxiety, travel stress, thunder, fireworks and other canine anxieties.
You will find the Regal range stocked across selected Pick ‘n Pay, Checkers, Spar and vet and pet shops around the country. We are also stocked in all Dis-Chem outlets nationwide.