Anyone who has ever said that animals aren’t smart clearly has never had a pet, nor have they had the opportunity to experience first hand how instinctive animals can be about certain things. Many dogs are completely terrified of thunderstorms and actually having to suffer through one can cause a pet to become panic stricken. Animals have the ability to instinctively sense ahead of time when a storm is approaching and often are the first ones to retreat to lower ground or the basement level of the house.
Your pet may also have a difficult time dealing with events that involve firecrackers, visits to the veterinarian or other types of stressful and frightening situations.
Gelsemium is a great homeopathic remedy for pets that will help to alleviate their fear or uneasiness when they are anticipating a certain type of event. This treatment can also be used after a frightening experience in those cases where your pet is showing signs of being lethargic or is shaky as a result of what happened.
Earth Clinic readers have also suggested chamomilla (another homeopathic remedy) and a magnesium supplement.
Continue reading to learn which remedies our readers have tried to treat fear in their dogs and cats and whether they were successful.