Miss Chloe does not like thunder,  last week I thought she was having a seizure , a heart attack or just going to die.  I  did the mom thing sat held, and petted her. Shaking panting heart racing went on for almost an hour.  She calmed down and seemed fine later that evening. The next day when I went to work, I'm a MRI tech, we have neuro-vet pts. I asked the neuro-vet about Chloe. He states what happened was most likely not a seizure.  If it happened again I should film her, and bring her in. today I found the trigger, big bad thunder.  This time I put rock and roll on loud, we are also going to try lavender, right now she is calm. She is a rescue so I know very little about her past, she is slowly letting

us get to know her. The point to all is this is rescue is not always  what it seems. It's like raising a  child we rescue, we respect, we give our time and most of all our love.  Our society is very throw away. Rescue has many layers. Once here we cannot let those depending on us down.  Thank you ; one and all for giving me a voice.  Jo

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Comment by Sue & the Crew on January 12, 2011 at 11:14am

I previously had two dogs that were terrified of thunder, and fireworks too.  As long as we were around to soothe them, it was generally OK.  If we weren't around, it could be bad.  Our one Golden would for some reason rub her nose, we assume on the carpet, until it bled.  I also found her hiding in the bathtub once.  I am lucky with my three girls now...none seem to be afraid of thunder or fireworks.  But I imagine that could change with age. 

 

It sounds like you did the best for Miss Chloe - the music was a good idea.  She is lucky to have such a wonderful family. 


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Comment by LM Fowler - Admin on January 10, 2011 at 8:40pm
I always say that our dogs are perpetual toddlers because we have to remember that they comprehend like a toddler. They don't understand what that loud noise is and it is frightening to them. The rock and roll music probably covered the noise up some and the booms fit in with the music. It is like raising a child and I wish more people thought of it like that. You are a wonderful Momma, Jo.

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Comment by Jeannine, Gamine & Thalie on January 10, 2011 at 8:34pm

Hi Jo,

We had a dog who was so scare of thunder that he uses to hide under my bed! Him too was shaking panting and more than ones I though he would have a heart attack. With time and reassurance it went away but he aways was not very comfortable during thunder.

 

More than ten years ago we had freezing rain pouring for three days in middle of January. The trees around our house were cracking and falling because of the weight. We didn't have any electricity for one full week. During the first day of this my husband and I were in vacation. The girl we hire to take care of our animals left them alone and it is only because of good neighbors that they were taking care of. Our Golden Retriever got very scare of the trees cracking and develop the fir of any strange noise like thunder. He would cry and shake every time. Chloe maybe experimenter something like that too. Only kindness an patience will get her through this. Luckily she got the best parents to help her!

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