in Wilton Manors, FL
Does Your Pet Have Noise Aversion?
Pet noise aversion refers to the varying levels of anxiety and fearfulness a pet may experience in response to loud noises/events, such as thunderstorms, construction work, fireworks, traffic and celebrations. This condition is not uncommon, but many pet owners do not seek treatment to alleviate their pets’ fears. Most likely, this is due to them simply not knowing that their pet’s behaviors indicate high anxiety and fearfulness. At Arbor Pet Hospital in Ft. Lauderdale, we can help to minimize pet noise aversions in a variety of ways.
Behaviors That Indicatte Fearfulness
Dogs can exhibit a variety of behaviors when they become anxious. Some of the most common include:
- Trembling and shaking with ears held back
- Hiding behind or under furniture
- Panting excessively
- Restlessness, pacing back and forth continuously
- Whimpering, whining and/or barking
- Cowering, holding tail down between legs
- Hypervigilance (unable to relax)
- Escaping or attempting to escape
- Constant yawning, lip licking
- Chewing up the walls, furniture, carpet, etc.
How We Can Help
Arbor Pet Hospital offers several options to relieve your pet’s anxiety and keep them comfortable during noisy situations.
Sileo is an oromucosal gel medication designed to help your pet feel calm and content without sedating them. Doses are easy to measure and should be placed between your pet’s lip and gums, where the gel will be absorbed. Sileo should be given about 30 minutes before you want it to take effect. If you’re interested in trying Sileo for your dog, please let us know and we’ll help you get started.
Alprazolam and Trazadone
If your pet has extremely severe anxiety, mild sedation may be necessary. We offer alprazolam and trazadone to reduce anxiety and minimize unwanted behaviors. Talk to your veterinarian about appropriate dosage and what you can expect when the tranquilizer takes effect.