Wagga vet talks pet behaviour during storms and fireworks

Calm in the storm: Lake Road veterinarian Sarah Abramowski will host a seminar to reveal management strategies for dogs affected by loud noises.

Calm in the storm: Lake Road veterinarian Sarah Abramowski will host a seminar to reveal management strategies for dogs affected by loud noises.

A clap of thunder or a loud blast can put man’s best friend in a panic but one Wagga vet says this reaction can be managed. 

Lake Road veterinarian Sarah Abramowski said simple steps could help owners address the all-too-familiar howling, hiding whining, crying and attempts to escape during storms and fireworks.

A gold-coin-entry seminar, hosted by Dr Abramowski from 7pm next Friday, May 26, will reveal the ways to care for our furry friends’ anxiety.

She said fear – “plain and simple” – was the reason dogs acted out.

“Kids around the world are scared of thunder but we can tell them what it is and why it’s not dangerous,” Dr Abramowski said. “Imagine how much scarier it is for dogs.”

Dr Abramowski said the talk would reveal the basis of the fear, why that fear made behaviour hard to manage and some strategies to help support terror-stricken dogs.

As the venue may be subject to change, residents are advised to visit the Lake Road clinic’s Facebook page for updates. 

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