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Most of you don't know but I live in La Habra, CA where we are being hit with a big earthquake and way too many aftershocks. We were lucky to only have 2 broken items, My male dog (about 11 y/o) seems to be having a hard time with all this commotion going on. I went to the vet this AM and got a mild sedative but I hate druging him. He wants to stay outside the whole day and into the night. We have to pick him up (45 lbs) to get him into the house. Any suggestions on how to handle this. He is on the meek side but I feel so bad for him. Last night we slept maybe 2 hours because he was up and down.
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Have you tried a Thundershirt? That would be the first thing I'd try.
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I don't have one because we never have thunderstorms. Doc has never acted like this before. He usually acts like a 2 y/o dog still bouncing off the walls at times.
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Glad you are OK and not too much damage. Poor Doc but it sounds like he's doing the safe thing - staying outside and away from falling objects. I'm assuming you've tried tempting him with food? It seems to me that some where on this board there were directions on how to make your own thundershirt using a towel or ace bandage or "something" to wrap around your dog. I just did a quick search on the internet and found this: http://www.ehow.com/how_6173772_wrap-do ... xiety.html but there may be other videos and stuff too. Good luck and stay safe.
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Re: CA earthquakes

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Diana, how is Doc doing?
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Doc is doing ok for the moment. We just went 24 hours with no shaking but they arre saying to expect thunder tonight. He now has a Thundershirt on. The lady at Petco said she has sold quite a few since last Friday night. Hopeefully this will work.
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We had an aftershock at 4 am this morning and he looked up and then back to sleep. I looked on the web for a Thundershirt for me. They don't make one big enough to fit me. I have been up since so today should be wonderful.
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Not how you want to wake up. :shock:
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I'm glad you are all okay! Ya know, Lola has a thunder shirt and it doesn't help at all. Poor girl. You're lucky it works for Doc.

I was also awake at 3 am. Tramp slid off his 2 inch high (yes two inches high) piece of foam that is his bed and he slid under our bed... then he couldn't get up :roll: :lol: :lol: We woke up to the sound of poor old Tramp desperately trying to free himself. We had to get up and lift the bed so he could slide out. :roll:
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