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Tips for Calming Your Pet During a Severe Storm in China Lake?

11/29/2022 (Permalink)

A person covers his dog's ears so he can't hear loud storm noise outside. We respond to storm damage emergencies 24-hours a day in San Bernardino County.

Our teams in Hesperia/Apple Valley and Barstow/Twentynine Palms have been restoring storm damage in China Lake for many years. Some pets get very anxious during severe weather. Here are some tips from the American Kennel Club for calming your pets during bad weather:

1. Give Them a Safe Space

The best thing you can do for your dog is to let them go to their safe space and not punish them for any behavior during thunderstorms, including destruction and whining. They will feel less stressed if they're in an enclosed, familiar area where they feel comfortable.

2. Provide Background Noise

They'll be less stressed if your dog can't hear the thunder or see the lighting. In addition to providing a safe space that's dark and covered, provide background noise to reduce stimulation. Like humans, dogs feel uneasy when they unexpectedly hear a loud sound, and having background noise helps. Soothingly talking to your dog, and if your dog likes it, pet them with long, calming strokes.

3. Soothe Your Dog with Toys, Treats, and More

Chewing and puzzle toys can also help your dog during a thunderstorm. If your dog is a chewer, buy a toy like "Lickimats," designed to make the dog work to get the food off. In addition, kongs filled with peanut butter or kibbles and anxiety vests are helpful. 

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When you have a storm damage emergency in your China Lake home or commercial business, our local teams in Hesperia/Apple Valley and Barstow/Twentynine Palms are Here to Help. ® Call us today at 760-244-2566.

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