(716) 780-4533
Enter Email to Save Contact to Phone


GREATER BUFFALO
VETERINARY EMERGENCY CLINIC
4821 Genesee Street
Cheektowaga, NY 14225

5 Tips for Getting Through Thunderstorms with Your Pet

5 Tips for Getting Through Thunderstorms with Your Pet

Slowly but surely, Western New York is warming up. Local pet owners are loving the ability to get outside with their pets without having to bundle up to avoid frostbite. As we enter into spring and summertime we will go over a few little pointers for your dogs and cats during the warmer months. In the event that you ever have an emergency, remember to always give Veterinary Emergency Clinic a call immediately.

One thing that terrorizes dogs and cats this time of the year is summertime thunderstorms. Both dogs and cats can sense an approaching storm, and may show signs of anxiety or fear before the storm even hits! Here are a few tips on helping your pet’s thunderstorm nerves.

Safe Place

Your animal may have a bed, crate, or kennel that they feel safe in. If they don’t, try to make a little den-like area where your dog or cat can feel warm and secure. When you see signs of thunder and lightning, lead them to this place and comfort them.

Bring Them Inside

If your dog or cat spends extensive time outdoors, bring them inside. The conditions could cause them to become disoriented, lost, or even injured if they try to escape out of fear. 

Relax

As you probably know, pets pick up on fear or discomfort. When a storm hits and you see your dog or kitty develop anxiety, use a calm, matter-of-fact demeanor. Let them stay close and show them that everything is okay. They need a little extra love.

Close Doors & Cover the Windows

This will help muffle the noise and flashing lights that your dog or cat is fearing. Using music or television at a normal volume could help distract the animal to help relax. Keep your pet away from doors that lead outside, to avoid him or her getting out.

Be Understanding

Your pet might have an accident. Don’t make him or her feel even worse for making a mistake when they were afraid of the loud noises.

veterinary emergency clinic buffalo

Hopefully these tips come in handy for you and your pet in the event of a storm. Remember that your dog or cat doesn’t know what is happening, especially if they are a puppy or kitten. In the event that you ever have an emergency with your animal, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Veterinary Emergency Clinic can answer your questions to help immediately, and get you in as soon as possible. Stay tuned for more Summer Safety tips for pet owners!

Tags: , , , , , ,

GREATER BUFFALO
VETERINARY EMERGENCY CLINIC

4821 Genesee Street
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
(716) 780-4533
(716) 839-3256

Open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, including nights, weekends and holidays!