News Highlights:
  • AHS wants to help keep pets safe this monsoon season, as a pets’ increased sensitivity to storms can result in an exaggerated fear of storms or storm phobia.
  • Storm phobia may be caused by a change in barometric pressure or an increase in static electricity in the air. A pet may be fearful of visual cues such as lightning or blowing leaves and dirt. Auditory cues such as rain and thunder may create anxiety for a pet, as well. Storm phobia is one of the most common phobias in dogs and may present as general anxiety, whining and barking, house soiling or destructive behavior.
  • Monsoon pet safety tips include keeping pet indoors, providing a safe haven with food, toys, and water, turning the TV or radio on to distract pets, and making sure pet ID tags and microchips are up-to-date.
  • Learn more here!