At least 80% of pets are scared of fireworks, thunder etc, and noise phobias are a common problem. Normal levels of fear are natural – they protect us from harm. These may be managed by using Adaptil and Zylkene. A noise-phobic animal will start to panic at the first sign of a storm and their reaction will be extreme. Owners of these pets should consult their vet about prescription medication which can be used alongside Adaptil.
Adaptil is a synthetic copy of a natural hormone produced by lactating bitches to calm her puppies and is proven to have a calming effect on both puppies and adult dogs at stressful times. Plugging in an Adaptil diffuser or using a spray during the firework period or in a storm will help to reduce your dog’s fear response.