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    Dogs & Fireworks

    My dogs have a miserable time every 4th of July.

    They are bothered by fireworks even with the windows closed and the air conditioning on.

    I know some people give their dogs sedatives but I really do not want to go that route.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?


    #2
    Same here ... So I'll be listening .
    There are two types of people in this world. People that think the Goverment is looking out for their best interest and people that just think !

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      #3
      Try a Thundershirt. Good for thunderstorms and fireworks.
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        #4
        We have a rescue that is extremely sensitive to fire works and gun shots, she used to run away but has gotten a lot better. We wrap her up in a tight (not to tight) sweater (blanket)... It applies pressure all around her and for some reason it really helps.

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          #5
          Originally posted by dougfxdl View Post
          Try a Thundershirt. Good for thunderstorms and fireworks.
          Nice to know.

          I was unfamiliar with their product.

          Below is their link and a photo.

          http://www.thundershirt.com/?gclid=C...FRJbhgodK08Eyw


          Thundershirt-for-dogs_pu.jpg

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            #6
            Originally posted by dougfxdl View Post
            Try a Thundershirt. Good for thunderstorms and fireworks.
            Yup, that

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              #7
              Or, a little Benadryl

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                #8
                Melatonin has worked for my dog with no side effects. If you research it, its very safe when following the recommendations for dosage.

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                  #9
                  Beer

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                  • Southshorerob
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                    You sick bastard ..... JK my Lab loved beer,

                  #10
                  Originally posted by Pitbull428 View Post
                  Melatonin has worked for my dog with no side effects. If you research it, its very safe when following the recommendations for dosage.
                  My kids' pediatrician recommends Melatonin.

                  If it is safe enough for my kids, then it should be safe for my dogs.

                  Do you have a website link with canine dosage recommendations?

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                    #11
                    Originally posted by UVBNAXED View Post
                    Or, a little Benadryl
                    An old school favorite for teething children.

                    My great grandparents (old country) used Italian bread soaked in wine.

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                      #12
                      Originally posted by SimpleMan View Post

                      My kids' pediatrician recommends Melatonin.

                      If it is safe enough for my kids, then it should be safe for my dogs.

                      Do you have a website link with canine dosage recommendations?
                      I would urge you to talk to your vet or preferred animal hospital first....every dog is different as is their health status.

                      Here is some general info

                      http://webcanine.com/2007/melatonin-for-stress/

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                        #13
                        If your vet prescribes sedatives why would you fight it?
                        we had a Lab that was terrified of fireworks
                        hed freak out, go into the closet and pull all the clothes off and bury himself underneath
                        it was terrible to see the fear in his eyes and thee tremors.
                        sedaticves were a blessing for him
                        "Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." Martin Luther King, Jr.

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                          #14
                          Originally posted by Pitbull428 View Post
                          Melatonin has worked for my dog with no side effects. If you research it, its very safe when following the recommendations for dosage.
                          The jury is out on Melatonin. It is one of those "items" that they slip past the FDA (not that they aren't corrupt bastards) as a supplement. It actually is a hormone, and they marketed the shit out of it because NASA supposedly used it to help reset astronauts "clocks," as in being thrown off schedule from abnormal sunrise and sunsets. I have used it, and it works, but they are not 100% as sure as to its safety as they were when it first came out. Probably better than sedatives, and probably safer, but just didn't want anyone remembering that it was absolutely 100% safe. Not definitely the case.
                          Last edited by MSA77; 06-05-2016, 12:08 AM.
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                            #15
                            Originally posted by Aquabach View Post
                            If your vet prescribes sedatives why would you fight it?
                            we had a Lab that was terrified of fireworks
                            hed freak out, go into the closet and pull all the clothes off and bury himself underneath
                            it was terrible to see the fear in his eyes and thee tremors.
                            sedaticves were a blessing for him
                            I just feel that people are over medicated today, and soon our pets will be.

                            I will go that route if it is my only option.

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