As we head in towards winter we expect to see more storms on the horizon. Storm can be a difficult time for both people and animals and can cause great anxiety in our pets. If your pet suffers from anxiety there’s a few simple things you can do to help them get through a storm……
Prepare for the Storm
Preparation is key.
Utilise the time before the storm to make sure your dog has exercised and been for a walk, had the chance to go to the toilet.
Similarly, for cat owners make sure they have had a chance to go outside for exercise, stimulation and to use the toilet before the storm arrives. For any cats who like to stay out and don’t come home regularly consider keeping them in for the entire storm or let them out on an empty stomach, so they are more likely to return home quickly.
Once the storm arrives both cats and dogs can be very sensitive to noise and the changes in air pressure. This can scare them and make them anxious.
As per our advice on helping your pet cope with Halloween and fireworks some of the same techniques can be used….
If your cat prefers to go to the toilet outdoors as apposed to indoors in a litter tray remember to have several litter trays in the house for them. Place them away from their food and water bowls.
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