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Thunderstorm Phobia in PetsIn my part of the country winter brings snow, but I know in some parts, there are lots of thunderstorms...

…associates storms with good things can help. Food training works well for dogs and some cats. Desensitizing the pet so he or she becomes used to loud sounds can work but takes a while and is tedious. Anxiety wraps or thunder shirts work to reduce most of these problem by at least 50 %. These can be combined with Dog or Cat Pheromones and natural substances like Melatonin and L- theanine. Calming food is also commercially available for really…

Keep Your Pets Safe in Cold Weather Here is some info courtesy of my friend Dr Barbara Royal who practices in the Chicago area--it...

…distance).9) Feed them some coconut oil to help with the dry skin from the cold dry winds (1 tsp for 20 lb dog, 1 Tblsp for dogs >50lbs - even cats may like a little)10) If they won't poop because of snow you can tromp down or shovel snow, plant some dog poop in an area so they can smell it and go there, put on a Thunder Shirt to relax them for walk (or a snug coat). Usually if they really have to go, they will. Driving South is a last resort...

ANXIETY IN DOGSAnxiety is very common in dogs and many dogs are medicated for stress and separation anxiety problems. However,...

…great to relieve stress in dogs. Most dogs love it and with a little guidance and practice, most owners can learn to do basic massage. A good place to start though is to find a certified canine massage therapist.Thunder shirts or storm capes also work for stress and anxiety--they give the pet a sense of calm. These can be ordered on line or are found in most pet stores.Acupuncture: This modality works well for anxiety and should be done by a…

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