Saturday, November 03, 2007

Help for thunderstorm phobics!

Thanks Dogster for posting this - great info we just have to share...

From Science Daily comes a little help and hope for thunderstorm phobic pups. Check out this article and vid.
Help for Thunder-Phobic Dogs
Veterinarians Show Consoling Dogs Does Not Relieve Their Panic

June 1, 2006 — A new study shows that dogs can get very upset during thunderstorms, whether or not their owner holds them. The study measured the stress hormone cortisol to be up to three times normal levels while the dogs heard recordings of a thunderstorm. The company of other dogs did help, though vets say medications may be more effective.

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