We love pets here at Holiday Camping Resort and we want them to be as comfortable as you are. Your dog may love spending time in the outdoors but when it comes to noise, your tent or RV walls are much thinner than they are at home and noises can be more frightening for them.
If your pet is one with this type of anxiety our heart goes out to you – and to them. We know how hard it is to watch as they begin to pace and try to find a place to hide or cower near you. Fortunately, campers tend to be weather watchers so you will know in advance that a storm is coming.
Over the years, we have seen lots of options our campers use if their dogs have noise anxiety during a storm or even during noisy times like the fourth of July.
Thundershirt: Some of our campers report great success with this shirt and others find it did not help much at all. Most of the reviews we have read state that it did not completely solve the problem but did provide a level of relief. We have heard that the shirt is most effective if you put it on the dog prior to hearing the first clap of thunder. So watch the weather closely or keep checking with us for an update. We’ll be happy to keep you posted on what to expect.
Rescue Remedy: This is a natural herb in liquid form that claims to calm your pet in a short period of time. You place a few drops on your pets tongue or on its food. It is alcohol free. It seems to do a fair job of calming your pet at least long enough for the worst part of the storm to pass. It might be helpful to use this in conjuction with the Thundershirt.
Vetriscience Composure: This is a blend of amino acids and specific vitamins to calm your pet, replacing deficiencies caused by stress and anxiety. It comes in the form of soft chews and is often recommended by Veterenarians. The formulas differ from cat and dog and by weight of the animal.
Melatonin: And, finally, some people successfully give their dog Melatonin for anxiety during stressful times. We recommend you ask your Vet for the correct dose if you decide to do this because their weight and overall health will be a factor in figuring that out.
We would love your stay with us to be thunder free but Mother Nature will have her way regardless. We hope some of these solutions make it easier for your anxious dog and that we get to see you enjoying the day in the campground when the sun comes back out.