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trying to turn himself into a lap dog due to thunder and lightning storm rolling through right now. :yikes:
 

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He doesn't speak Lownge
 

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be glad he's only 45lb.

This guy, at 165, enjoys a nice sedative when the thunder's booming. Well, I'm not sure 'enjoys' is the right term, but it helps quell his urge to chew through doors.

 

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Thunder used to drive my 40 pounder crazy. In the last year she has lost most of her hearing and is much easier to live with.
 

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I have a sweet little lab that is 47 pounds and gets so scared. We just try to sooth her, it's all we can do. We do have sedative but even a 1/2 dose has lasting effects for 12 hours on her. She can't get on the couch and doesn't under normal conditions, but when the boomers come she curls up next to us on a blanket we put down for her next to us.
 

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Ace (a sedative) is good, if it works predictably for your dog. Our 80-lb lab gets a very small dose (~6 mg) on the rare occasions that we use it. Sometimes it's great- kicks in in 20 minutes, gone in 2 hours, and he's perfectly chilled but conscious. We've had other occasions where that same dose knocked him on his @ss for 6+ hours, and that was a little scary. At this point, it's gotta be some [email protected] weather for him to get tranq'ed.

It's worth talking with your vet about it, and maybe trying, but it's not necessarily a cure-all.

Good luck with the pup!
 

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Our vet prescribed benadryl. Our old guy gets really scared during storms.

I'm pretty sure this will do him in one day. He's 12 1/2.
 

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Can you get a dog to drink wine?

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Get them to? Can you stop them once they get a taste for it? Heck no.

We have 265 lbs of dogs, luckily only 190 lbs of it likes hopping on the couch or in bed with us.

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What? Me frightened by thunder? No way!
 

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my dog likes thunder,she must think it is giant guns going off....She doesn't hunt but...she loves loud noises....she has a couple of loose screws
 

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rescue remedy, benadryl, or a doggy downer from the vet should help. You might also want to try a thunderstorm cd, to get the pooch used to it. Once a dog get's noise sensative, it's tough to cure. You might also want to keep your pooch medicated around the 4th of july or get out of town, because hillbillies lighting off bombs can permenantly make your dog psycho around fireworks and thunder.
 

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Touch0Gray said:
my dog likes thunder,she must think it is giant guns going off....She doesn't hunt but...she loves loud noises....she has a couple of loose screws
Chloe too. She barks at thunder.
 

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JustTooBig said:
be glad he's only 45lb.

This guy, at 165, enjoys a nice sedative when the thunder's booming. Well, I'm not sure 'enjoys' is the right term, but it helps quell his urge to chew through doors.

I am always amazed by what big wusses these guys are. Unless you walk into the yard uninvited, that is.
 

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Chloe too. She barks at thunder.
Lace doesn't bark, she just drops to her haunches or lays down waiting for something to fall out of the sky so she can bring it to me..(a tennis ball hitting my garage door sounds a lot like thunder)
 

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I am always amazed by what big wusses these guys are. Unless you walk into the yard uninvited, that is.
yeah, he's got some baggage. He lived on the streets for quite some time before he was rescued in 2007 (was less than half his body weight when they finally snagged him) and is really terrified of thunderstorms. I'm guessing it's because he had no shelter for so long and endured a lot of them outside. He'd also been severely abused at some point, so I tend to be pretty forgiving of his foibles and hangups.
 

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Lace doesn't bark, she just drops to her haunches or lays down waiting for something to fall out of the sky so she can bring it to me..(a tennis ball hitting my garage door sounds a lot like thunder)
We had a freak snow a few years back (yes, snow in San Jose). Chloe bounced around the yard barking and trying to catch snow blobs.
 
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