Anxiety Pet meds for Thunderstorms
|Thunderstorm phobias are a common behavioral issue for both dogs and cats, and my clients ask for my recommendations on ways to help calm their pet’s anxiety. Initially, I will suggest natural remedies such as Be Serene or Composure. I will also sometimes recommend bach flowers used in Rescue Remedy for Pets, or mimulus or rock rose available from health food stores.|
If these don’t help then sometimes prescription medications such as Acepromazine or Xanax are needed.
The only problem with these types of medications is that every dog responds differently to these drugs, and sometimes the sedation effect can be prolonged long after the storm has passed, or depending upon the pet, these medications may not work.