Does Your Pet
Have Noise Aversion?
Behaviors That Indicate 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.
Microchipping your pet may not stop them from running away during a thunderstorm, but it can make tracking them down and returning them to you far easier. In many cases, pets get lost and end up being taken to shelters, rescues or other animal hospitals. If your pet does not have updated ID tags on their collar (and they should), the first thing staff members will do is try to scan your pet for a microchip.
The microchip must be registered under your name and up-to-date contact information to be effective. If you’d like to know more about pet microchipping or would like to schedule a procedure to have your pet microchipped, please let us know at (954) 565-1896.