My daughter said the storm scared her dog..

@bjc66bjc (6745)
United States
July 17, 2012 1:26pm CST
I told her I didnd't think about the dog but I sure know it scared me...I am not normally scared but the storm was just so cracking so so loud that I actually leaped off my bed a couple ot times.. she said the dog was just running around from room to room everytime the crackeling stated..She said the dog looked like he was going crazy the way he was jetting about...But my little Grandson just grabbed him and held him near and kept saying.. "Good boy" over and over.. And after a while the choas was over but so was the storm...LOL..oh by the way the dog is a Pitbull and Mastiff mixed...yep, huge dog...scardey Does your dog react to storms???
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@celticeagle (118608)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Jul 12
Did you know that there are herbs you can give to animals to help calm them down? I have heard this on Martha Stewart and the Mark Marrone show too. You should check into it. If you know there is a storm coming you could give some to the poor animal and he won't be so bad off. We have cats and they hide under my bed.
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
17 Jul 12
Thanks celtic thats helpful information everyone could be interested in..have you ever used it for your pets?? Thanks so much for your response,,,
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@celticeagle (118608)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Jul 12
No, I haven't. The person I heard about it from is Mark Marrone and he has a tv show..
@SJ112760 (132)
• United States
17 Jul 12
bjc66bjc My daughter have a shih tuz and she is the same way when a storm is coming she starts to panting and growling she is noisey as can be. she is a storm predictor she knows before anyone else know when a storm is coming. Now I have a shih tuz and he could care less about rain or storm. He just don't like to get his paws wet. LOL
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
17 Jul 12
Hi SJ, now thats funny,,,I wonder why the big difference in behavior or lack of..your dog sound like a princess or should I say prince....LOL... Thanks for responding...
@Lorden (348)
• South Africa
17 Jul 12
Yes, my dog reacts to storms. He's also very scared of lightning and rumbling. He also comes running to me and wants me to hold him. If i'm not around, he hides wherever he can, like under the table or somewhere he thinks the storm can't see him. It's understandable though; we are humans and we know it's the lightning causing all that noise. A poor animal who's indoors can't see and doesn't understand why the world has suddenly gone crazy, and how he should behave towards it.
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
17 Jul 12
well Lorden the lightening and rumbling of the thunder is what I was talking about..But this lightenin was very bright flasshes and the dog could see them I am sure.. Thanks for your response...
@GardenGerty (100410)
• United States
17 Jul 12
I do not have a dog. That one sounds like a handful. I know that they make a shirt for dogs called a thundershirt that is supposed to keep them calm, but I bet having your grandson hug him did the same thing for your daughter's dog.
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
17 Jul 12
lol, thanks Gerty I will bet you are right, my grandsons cuddle was much more effective... Thanks for your suggestion, I will pass it on....
@KrauseHome (35299)
• United States
19 Jul 12
Well, we have a Pomeranian. He hates Fireworks, and they startle him to where he has to head downstairs where it is a little quieter, or he will head underneath the Bed and hang out. So I am sure that the few times we do have some Bad storms he will react and run under the bed or downstairs. All we can do is try and console him and wait for it all to end.