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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-30-2012, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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Well, after I JUST said that,so far, Kodi seems OK with thunderstorms, he just melted down over fireworks at least a town away. He was panting so hard, and his heart was beating so fast that I was worried about him physically... And that was before we even heard any fire works. It was only the finale we finally heard.

He's in bed with us now, and has finally relaxed and fallen asleep. Unless Dave complains, I'm going to let hin stay as long as he wants too.

I think it's going to be a long few days... There are fireworks in a different town near here every night between now and Wed. night!

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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-30-2012, 10:25 PM
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Oh, I was just envying you with Kodi who wasn't showing signs of anxiety with fireworks and storms. I hope he gets to sleep with you all night. I know I really worry about Tucker actually having a heart attack when there are many that go off for very long. Just one BANG sets him to panting and shaking for an hour or so. I plan on driving around for hours on the 4th, with air conditioner and radio blasting. Sigh. Then I have to work the next day. Poor little guys, I'd love to understand what terrifies them so badly.

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Awww...poor boy.

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I started Rango in training today and one of the things that she suggested for fireworks is melatonin (sp) I called my vet and she said 2 to 3 mgs per dog. Maybe worth a call to the vet, I feel so bad for them when they are that frightened.

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fireworks are illiegal in our county... so, I'm sure they would scare the daylights out of Tillie... although she never has a problem during thunder storms?

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Fireworks sounds are one of the things I have recorded and play in the house with new dogs to condition them to it. Low sound at first and then loud. Years ago my Sheltie disappeared for two days after we had fireworks, he was hiding under a shed and ever since that horror of thinking he ran away I decided it would never happen again. Worth a try, mine ignore fireworks and thunder.

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We had firework festival for a whole week here. It means that they start show when it is dark enough for fireworks and stop around 2AM. from my balcony I can see all fireworks show perfectly. It is so beautifull! But between explosions you can hear mad barking all around. Hundreds dogs maybe? Roki is not afraid. He barked at the beginning, but then watched in silence with me


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Oh no, poor Kodi. I was so concerned about the thunderstorms that I had completely forgotten about the upcoming fireworks. The terrible line of thunderstorms that came through the DC area on Friday hit our beach town about midnight. Lots of thunder and lightning but, fortunately, Isabelle slept though it. I feel so badly for the people and animals who are to be without power for most of this coming week. I heard on the news that they have cooling stations set up with back up generators but there was no mention of allowing animals to enter.
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My mom got a thundershirt for her elderly dog. Before she spent $40, she wrapped him in a huge ace bandage during a thunderstorm to see if the concept would work. It did.

Perhaps you could try swaddle Kodi in an ace bandage tonight? If it seems to help, I am pretty sure that I saw thundershirts at Petco.

Oops! Just remember that Kodi is in full coat. Which would be worse - potential mats or scared doggie?


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