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  1. Wildbill

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    was siting on the sete when there was a big bang follow by the living room door flying open and a dig black lump flying across the room right on top of me
    i have never seen the dog that upset by anything
    shaking panting tale between the legs he has never liked fire works but this incandescent has scared him out of his skin
    cant even get him to leave the living room he never gets in his place is in the utility room
    any one recommend a sedative i can give him over the counter from the vets
    bill
     
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    Not sure of the exact name but there is a plug in device that gives off the smell of a mothers pheramone. We have used it in the past with our saluki and it worked very well and we got it from pets at home. There are also recordings of fireworks and loud noises that you can play and increase volume as your dog gets used to them. Never used those before, but the forum I used to use recommended them highly. Fortunately having two labradors now, they are tolerant of bangs and loud noises and have never been worried by fireworks. Hope you get you dog sorted soon.
     
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    Adaptil (used to called DAP) is the pheromone plug in [I've removed the link, Amazon have it on next day delivery, or any pet shop I suspect] worth buying one now and plugging in, one upstairs and downstairs ideally. They give off an artificical version of the pheromones produced by a lactating bitch, reassure that all's ok effectively.

    The other very important thing to do is have a den, a safe snuggle place, blankets on top of a table, an open crate in a quiet place, just somewhere that feels safe, in my dogs' case safe and calm but within view of their people.

    We tend to have a calm bangers and mash party on bonfire night itself, my boys love having their people over and it distracts the one that's nervous of fireworks nicely.
     
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    hes now on the doge equivalent of mogadon he is a verry happy dog now
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    It would still be worth using Adaptil and a den as well
     
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    Having just rehomed Kerry three weeks ago, I was concerned how she'd react to fireworks...

    Near neighbour has just let some off...

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    Note the extreme stress & panic - one ear raised :rolleyes:. She's becoming one chilled lady :D.

    [ @Wildbill - my dad (rip) was a vet... and he used to prescribe Mogodon... for us kids... :whistle:
    Totally unpc and would be in a lot of trouble these days :eek: - but happy your hound is calm]
     
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    Display over - normal service resumed

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    Notice the difference... :cool:.
     
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    Bill, at least he came TO YOU for reassurance.
    Glad you've got him sorted.
    I agree. Dogs are pack animals and when they're under stress, they need to feel surrounded by their pack/ family in a safe place.
     

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