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PostSubject: Fireworks   Sat 25 Oct 2014, 8:03 pm

Help, billy is so scared of all the bangs etc I wish they would not sell them till the 5th. Can anyone recommend anything that would help billy

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PostSubject: Re: Fireworks   Sat 25 Oct 2014, 8:24 pm

Can you try playing some music or distract him by filling eg a kong to take his mind off of the noise?

It's so horrible for pets, we're luckily that fireworks is something our boy isn't bothered by.
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PostSubject: Re: Fireworks   Sat 25 Oct 2014, 8:58 pm

Does he use a cage? You could leave the door open but cover it with a dark blanket so he can go in there and feel safe.
Other than that have the TV or radio on louder than usual.

You could try some calming tablets but they usually take a few days to get into their system.

Is this usual for him or is it a new reaction this year?

There was a guy in our vets when I went last week and his dog had been prescribed diazepam. It's not a route I would take personally as they would be on them for weeks.

I just wish they would ban them altogether

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PostSubject: Re: Fireworks   Sat 25 Oct 2014, 9:26 pm

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Does he use a cage? You could leave the door open but cover it with a dark blanket so he can go in there and feel safe.
Other than that have the TV or radio on louder than usual.

You could try some calming tablets but they usually take a few days to get into their system.

Is this usual for him or is it a new reaction this year?

There was a guy in our vets when I went last week and his dog had been prescribed diazepam. It's not a route I would take personally as they would be on them for weeks.

I just wish they would ban them altogether

And me i hate fireworks , not only pets but some kid gets injured every single year cause of these things
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PostSubject: Re: Fireworks   Sun 26 Oct 2014, 7:46 am

Thanks for your advice, he has been like this all the time. He is not in a cage, but he hides under the table and shakes. I just wondered in case anybody else's dog was frightened and had any magic cures.

I was wondering if anyone knew whether adaption diffuser plug in or the collar worked.

Wish they would ban them too, they are being set off earlier and earlier each year.

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PostSubject: Re: Fireworks   Sun 26 Oct 2014, 8:13 am

Hi Lynne, Kassi has always been absolutely terrified of fireworks and thunder. so much so that she is now terrified of adverts with whizz bangs on them and when you are terrified there are quite a few!

I have tried most things, nothing calms her, she cannot be distracted. She goes into the bathroom and hides and shakes herself to pieces. All the experts say it is best to ignore them and that is really hard, but has to be done.

I don't agree with the tablets you can get from the vets. There are reports that they can make them aggressive as the dog is so out of it it has no idea what is happening.

Does Billy have access to your bathroom? Someone else on here says their dog retreats to the bathroom.

If it was one night only I am sure we would all cope, but it is all the time from now until New Year. They were going off here last night! banghead

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PostSubject: Re: Fireworks   Sun 26 Oct 2014, 11:28 am

Hi Sandi

How weird, last night he went to the bathroom and managed to hide under the bath, thanks for that. It is hard to ignore it I manage to do it most times but sometimes when he shaking so much it's really hard to ignore it

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PostSubject: Re: Fireworks   Sun 26 Oct 2014, 3:56 pm

Ji Cassie is the same totally petrified of fireworks or any bangs, she will either hide under my bed or in the bathroom

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PostSubject: Re: Fireworks   Sun 26 Oct 2014, 6:48 pm

How about a thunder shirt? I haven't had experience with them but I know it works for some

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PostSubject: Re: Fireworks   Sun 26 Oct 2014, 6:56 pm

Thanks Selina, I was just googling thunder shirts it seems to be 50/50 wether they work or not, but hey I might be one of those that it does work for. Xx

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PostSubject: Re: Fireworks   Sun 26 Oct 2014, 6:58 pm

Worth a try. Are they expensive? You could always sell it on if it doesn't work

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PostSubject: Re: Fireworks   Sun 26 Oct 2014, 7:09 pm

Around 25 to 35 pounds, worth its weight in gold if it works xx
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PostSubject: Re: Fireworks   Fri 31 Oct 2014, 8:30 pm

Got a thunder shirt but it does not seem to be working
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PostSubject: Re: Fireworks   Fri 31 Oct 2014, 8:32 pm

Aww that's a shame, thankfully my two are fast asleep. How long has he been wearing it Lynne

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PostSubject: Re: Fireworks   Fri 31 Oct 2014, 9:27 pm

I've heard the thunder shirts work wonders but it is a hit n miss xx

It's awful when they get so stressed xx
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PostSubject: Re: Fireworks   Sun 02 Nov 2014, 7:40 pm

I've just been reading on FB that one lady's dog settled down after wearing it for four days so it may take a few days to take effect?

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PostSubject: Re: Fireworks   Tue 04 Nov 2014, 6:10 pm

Thanks , he starts shaking now as soon as I get it out x
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PostSubject: Re: Fireworks   Tue 04 Nov 2014, 8:46 pm

Oh dear, so he is now associating the shirt with fireworks?

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PostSubject: Re: Fireworks   Wed 05 Nov 2014, 3:35 pm

yes it seems like that, wonder if he will just grow out of it x
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PostSubject: Re: Fireworks   Wed 05 Nov 2014, 7:04 pm

Sorry to say this but I doubt it at four.

I have been so pleased at how well Belle has been this week as they have not bothered her. That is until tonight when she was going out in the Garden and as she did a massive banger went out and scared the life out of her. She flew in the house and has sat trembling every since, panting heavily.
I have offered her some chicken but she refuses to eat anything umm

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PostSubject: Re: Fireworks   Wed 05 Nov 2014, 7:23 pm

Awwww that really is shame :( Julie had one for her pooch n it worked for her, but then again it doesn't work for everyone xx
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PostSubject: Re: Fireworks   Fri 07 Nov 2014, 8:47 am

I have had a nightmare few days with Kassi, I can't even watch TV at the moment because its fireworks on every programme. I don't even notice it, but she does. The News, The One Show, Eastenders, Holby and those bloody adverts.

We have it all to come again on Saturday as the big displays are on locally grrrrrr

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PostSubject: Re: Fireworks   Fri 07 Nov 2014, 7:38 pm

Same here Saudi on Saturday the scout park behind us are having their annual firework display its about 100 meters from our back fence .

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PostSubject: Re: Fireworks   Fri 07 Nov 2014, 7:39 pm

Yay, it's raining n windy n firework free lol.

Not sure what Saturday bring, but i am expecting fireworks :(
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PostSubject: Re: Fireworks   Fri 07 Nov 2014, 9:16 pm

Belle piddled on the living room carpet earlier as she was too scared to go out. Neither have had an evening walk at all this week and have had to make do with their short morning walk.

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