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Post  30yrsofheadache on Tue 05 Jul 2011, 5:15 am

I am on my second dog with this. The last few nights we have had a combo of lightening and thunder. Our male dog Jake(a mostly Golden Ret. mix) is terrified. He will try to crawl on your lap, under beds (I am hiding lots of stuff under the beds these days),, etc. He whines and barks the whole time. I went online and read some suggestions. Tried turning on loud noise in the rooms he is in.Tried sedatives, they just made him wobbly on the stairs. Tried a tight T-shirt-just made him hot. I have made beds for him in closets and laundry room. Last night he finally fell asleep with only his head in the cave I made. I made the cave of his old crate covered with a heavy blanket. Any other suggestions?
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Post  Cluelesskitty on Wed 06 Jul 2011, 5:30 pm

Unfortunately, I can't help you Cindy this time.
I have a nervous also, and nothing I do seem to help, either.

Although sometimes if help if I offer him sitting next to me under a blanket he settles for a while, but not for long anyway.
I was always wondering if it is possible to make some kind of earmuffs for dogs, lolol

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Post  steph on Wed 06 Jul 2011, 11:27 pm

I think there are some herbal remedies at the pet store you can get to calm them or relax them. My Dog, Garbo, will be 10 in Sept. She never used to be frightened of loud noises, but the older she gets the worse it gets. Thunderstorms, fireworks, loud trains...etc. Maybe they are just more sensitive the older they get? Might be worth trying the herbal stuff though.
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Post  30yrsofheadache on Thu 07 Jul 2011, 5:46 am

Thanks Risa and Steph. I will look for the herbal remedy. I think the cave might work with time, but we will have to see. The only problem is he is a big dog, so the crate takes up a lot of room. Normally, this wouldnt be a problem, but cant leave it set up when people come to see the house! Risa, I think the earmuffs sound good. Maybe you could make them and become rich? Wink
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Post  Cluelesskitty on Mon 11 Jul 2011, 3:46 pm

lolol Cindy I always have a tons of ideas how to make money, only the idea for the execution of my ideas always eludes me!
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Post  30yrsofheadache on Mon 11 Jul 2011, 4:30 pm

Me, too. I thought of making indoor playgrounds long before the ones in our area came about. But, no money and no energy to start plans. Many other ideas have come about in my migrainey old brain, but thats as far as they go...
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