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Another option was suggested to me by a vet behaviorist friend. I would NOT try using this to take a dog TO the fireworks, but if you have one who has already shown signs of fireworks fear, Melatonin has been proven to help with many anxiety problems. It is not sedating, just takes the anxiety away.
I tried it with Kodi last night (1mg for a Havanese, per her recommendation) and for the first time in 3 years, he didn't climb under the covers to hide, but lay,sprawled on his back (as he usually does) beside me as I read. When I got up to get a cup of tea, he immediately woke up and trotted down stairs beside me, so he certainly didn't seem sedated in any way.
As with any meds, even if they are herbal, check with your vey for any contraindications with your specific vet before trying it.
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