Thunderstorms can be very scary for dogs and the two storms experienced in Hastings this week have certainly sent some of our canine residents into a spin.
Hastings District Council’s animal control manager Lisa Hudson said Council had helped return seven dogs to their anxious owners after the storms on Tuesday and Thursday. They had also taken phone calls and had visits from owners looking for dogs – and social media was running rife with concerned owners looking for their pets.
Many dogs do react badly to storms, said Ms Hudson.
“It is suspected dogs are upset by some combination of wind, thunder, lightning, barometric pressure changes, static electricity, and low-frequency rumbles preceding a storm that humans can't hear.”
She has a number of suggestions for helping dogs cope with the situation.
1 December 2017
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