The end of year festive season can be a real struggle for our furry buddies. This specific season rhymes with fireworks and firecrackers, a source of stress, fear, anxiety and danger for your pets.
Ears back, trembling, drooling, hiding, aggressiveness or even refusal to eat, are signs of distress not to be overlooked in your pets.
In general, dogs and cats have greater sound and smell sensitivity than humans. Therefore, the sounds of fireworks and firecrackers trigger the nervous system of your furry friends. They indeed equate these sounds to danger and easily become stressed, frightened and anxious, making it difficult for you to calm them down. Yet, in a panic reaction, they will not hesitate to flee wherever they can to escape those loud noises, suffocating smells and flashy lights.
There are several tips to help keep your dogs and cats stay calm during the fireworks season. Some of them are listed below to help you to handle the situation.
Try Calmivet tablets from Vétoquinol to relax and release anxiety, nervousness and aggressive reactions. The active ingredient, acepromazine, is a tranquiliser that has a sedative effect on the central nervous system, thus calming your pets through muscle relaxation. This supplement must be administered orally. It is recommended to give your dog 1 to 2 tablets per 10 kg and your cat 1 to 2 tablets per 5 kg, per day. Effects are generally noticeable within 10 to 30 minutes after administration.
In addition, Calmivet can be used during periods of heavy showers with thunderstorms which can be a source of anxiety for pets.
Calmivet is available in pharmacies and at your veterinarian. We recommend that you seek the advice of your veterinarian before introducing any new supplements to your dog’s diet.