Here are 6 Tips for dogs with noise phobia.
- Play calm, soothing music before a possible stressor occurs. This may relax your dog and have the added bonus of drowning out distressing noises.
- If your dog seems to respond well to pressure applied to her body, there are wraps available (e.g., Thundershirt, TTouch anxiety wrap) that many pet owners and veterinarians find extremely helpful.
- Ttouch is a specific massage technique that can help anxious pets.
- Consult your holistic vet about homeopathic, TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) and Bach flower remedies that could be helpful in alleviating your dog’s stress. Products I use, always in conjunction with behavior modification, include homeopathic aconitum, Hyland’s Calms Forte, Rescue Remedy or other similar remedies depending on the animal.
- Calming nutraceuticals and herbs that can be of benefit include holy basil, l-theanine, rhodiola, ashwagandha, GABA, 5-HTP and chamomile. Consult your holistic vet about which makes sense for your pet
- The essential oil of lavender has also been proven to reduce a dog’s stress response. I recommend placing a few drops on your dog’s collar or bedding before a stressor occurs, if possible, or diffuse the oil around your house for an overall calming effect.
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