A thunderstorm is brewing in my area and should be here soon. I anticipate Cino will be hiding as she usually does.
I wrote a similar post about this last year when I first started blogging regularly. I had read an article that gave a few tips on helping your pet during a storm. Since its that time of year again, I feel its worth repeating.
Here are the tips:
Allow them to hide. Make a few safe spots for them in the house.
I always provide a blanket for Cino to hide under in the living room so she stays near me. But she can also go under the bed, under the sheets (as pictured in photo), or wherever she needs to so that she feels safe.
Turn the radio or tv up a little to drown out some of the sound from the storm. (Although another website said this could make it worse to have more noise, so if you’re going to do this, it was suggested to play soft light music)
Pets can sense your fear, so try to remain relaxed yourself.
Pet and stroke them, but not too much babying, otherwise that might reinforce their fear.
You could also check into a ThunderShirt for your pet. (Some people say this works great!) For small pets, you could try an infant onesie instead of a ThunderShirt.
Our pets DO have feelings and one of them is fear. Your pet has the right to be scared. We’re all afraid of something. Please help them out by understanding and making them as comfortable as you can during a storm.
So how does your pet handle thunderstorms?