Dogs can be scared of storms as they perceive them to be threatening.
Dogs can be scared of storms as they perceive them to be threatening.

A ruff time: How to keep your dog calm during storms

Storm season can be a scary time for dogs.

Loud thunder and the crack of lightning can put them in an anxious state, and sometimes the most gentle animals can be sent into a frenzy destroying everything from the furniture to security screens.

In Queensland, storm season runs from October to April, meaning that for half the year you'll need to make extra provisions to keep your pet feeling safe and secure, and minimise any destructive behaviour that may occur.

The most important thing is to make sure pets have easy access to a protected area away from the rain, wind, hail and lightning.

Also ensure they are adequately enclosed, as many pets escape from the yard during a storm and can become lost or injured.

Read the full story at The Courier Mail


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