As rain and storms become more frequent this time of year, Here are a few tips to make a storm easier on your pets. If your pet has a safe place to go to when afraid, like a crate or den-like area, they can go there for comfort when they are scared in the event of a storm. Bring outdoor pets inside, as outdoor conditions during a storm could cause your pet to become disoriented, lost, or even injured if they try to escape out of fear.
Pets pick up on fear or discomfort . When a storm hits and you see your loved on develop anxiety, use calm, matter-of-fact demeanor to make sure they know that everything is okay. Covering the windows and closing the doors will help muffle the sound and flashing lights of a storm, to make the event less stressful, and keeping your pet away from doors and windows will help keep them from escaping. Your pet might have an accident. Don’t make him or her feel even worse for making a mistake when they were afraid of the loud noise.
It is important to stay prepared to be there for your pet when they are anxious in the event of a storm.If your pet is affected by a storm after hours and needs to be seen by a veterinarian, we are located in the heart of Midtown to be there in the event of an emergency.