macky Posted July 12, 2006 Report Share Posted July 12, 2006 I've looked around this forum and found a few posts about problems with thunder, but none really went into detail how worried their dog became. My bc has always been afraid of thunder, and I've given him benadryl which helps somewhat, but he is just getting worse and worse. He used to get scared when it was really thundering out, now he gets scared when it feels like it's going to rain, or when I do something to indicate it might rain like closing the windows. He usually hides, starts breathing really really heavy (you'd think he was just running for a couple hours) and his whole body shakes heavily. If I try to comfort him, he pees. Living in FL, where it rains about everyday for 6 months a year, I'm getting more concerned about him as he keeps getting worse, whereas I was expecting him to get used to it. I've mentioned it to the vet numerous times, and was told just give him benadryl, there is nothing else to do except a doggy psychiatrist. But I'm not sure the vet understood the extent. Is this heavy freaking out a common thing, not to worry about? Do your dogs just hide, or do they really get scared and worried and seem to go into a panic attack? I appreciate any advice, thanks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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