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Q: What can I do to calm my dog down during thunderstorms?

June 3, 2008 | By Pokeepsycheryl | 12 answers | Expired: 2264 days ago

At the moment he hears thunder, he begins pacing the house, shaking and eventually ends up in the closet or under the bed. Is there anything I can do to prevent his fear? I've heard Benedryl works, but I want to be sure this is true before i give him some sort of medication that could effect him in other ways.

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PJ W.
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Jun 03, 2008

My idiot neighbor had the sweetest dog who was exiled to be outside 24/7 and she was afraid of thunder. I would go out on my back porch and talk to her in a very soothing voice. this seemed to work. She would quiet down and it seemed to make her feel better to know she was not alone.

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Sara S.
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Jun 03, 2008

just try petting him and talking to him in a very soothing tone.

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