Hey everyone, it’s dr. Mike the bow tie vet guy. Today I’m going to talk to you a little bit about noise in your pets. Here in Southern California, we’re kind of lucky because we have noise phobias only a couple of times a year. The main thing we have are fireworks. thunderstorms and noise phobias aren’t always the same thing. So we’ll have some dogs that are afraid of thunderstorms but don’t worry about fireworks and vice versa. We can have it both ways. The number one thing you can do is give them a safe place to be.That could be a bathroom or it could be their crate maybe even with a blanket over it. Anything that sort of dampen that noise. Even turning on a fan, give some white noise or a white noise machine can sort of cover some of those sounds Once they’re in that safe area giving them a food treat something to occupy their mind can really help them out as well. Few other things that you can do that can really help them out. You can use pheromones Pheromones are chemicals that one animal puts out that affect the behavior of another animal and we have some for dogs that come as a collar or a spray or even a plug-in diffuser that you can just put in that room and it just gives out a signal for them to just chill out man. Everything’s okay Another product that’s really cool is something called a Thundershirt and this is just a tight wrap that goes around them We aren’t absolutely sure why this works but in some dogs it makes a huge difference.You put this on and all of a sudden they’re not afraid at all. If your dog is having a really tough time with fireworks or thunderstorms, please go to your veterinarian cause there are medications that can really help Anything from xanax to valium All the way through a new product called Sileo which is a gel that goes on to their gums and can really help in situations where they’re having bad bad anxiety. If you have the time you can work on desensitizing your dog to the noise that they’re afraid of. The idea here is that you’re going to find something that they are afraid of so in this case fireworks. You’re going to turn them on a very low level. I usually tell people to start off at zero and then sit with your dog and very slowly turn that up and then you see your dog just kind of look like “Did I hear…something?” They’re not to the point where they’re excited about it panting running away and looking around They’re just calm, sitting there and noticing it.So that’s the level we want it at because we’re getting zero reaction here. So we’re just going to do some practicing of, sit. And what you do is then every day you’re going to take them at that very very low level. and for a week you’re going to make them do sits and downs. You’re going to give them a kong with yummy food treats in it and after a week you can then turn that up just one notch just a teeny tiny bit and you’ll notice that if you do this very slowly. Over weeks and weeks and weeks that pretty soon you’ll have that noise level way up Its going, bang bang bang and they’re just like. ‘yea, this is when I get my treats. This is cool. I love it I love fireworks.’ And hopefully what that will do is then when fireworks come around the next time whether it’s fourth of July or new years they won’t care so much about it.Thanks for watching everyone. Please subscribe and put any comments you have below. I hope this helps you with any noise phobias you have with your dog and if not, get it to your vet and they can help you out. Thanks a lot. .