Barking at Fireworks

From: Louisa with dog Poppy
Breed: Westie

Pet Symptoms:

I have a five year old Westie girl. When she hears loud bangs especially fireworks, she barks and barks and runs around the house trying get out in the garden to ’take on the foe’.

She isn’t what I would consider normally scared – i.e. shaking, whining, under the table – she is the opposite. And this has progressively gotten worse.

I have read up on advice – and there is so much, plug-ins, collars, thunder-shirt, herbal tabs, etc – all with very mixed reviews and most seem to be for scared/shaky dogs.

We have tried getting her really tired, playing loud music, keeping calm, favorite treats/toys – but nothing works.

Can you help please? Many thanks, Louisa

Tried:

We have tried getting her really tired, playing loud music, keeping calm, favorite treats/toys – but nothing works.

Our Advice:

You can try herbal treatment as a start, Zylkene tablets and Adaptil collar. If they do not work I would advise you to contact your vet for an appointment.