Thunderstorm Anxiety in Dogs

It was a typical Florida afternoon — typical for the lightning capital of the world. The rain was pouring and flashes of lightning lit up the darkened afternoon sky. My dogs have never been particularly fearful, and thunderstorms were a normal occurrence in our central Florida home. Everything was going fine, until suddenly, it wasn’t.…

Keep Your Pet Calm During Fireworks

This week, when the fireworks are lighting up the sky to celebrate Independence Day, you may find your pets running for cover, or worse, running away. For many dogs, July 4 (and the following week as neighbors continue to light fireworks) can be nerve wracking and exhausting, leading to increased tremors and barking as their…