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Posted on 28 Mar 2013 in Dogs

Thunderbolts and lightning very very frightening!

The thunderstorms of the Darwin wet season often bring much needed relief from the heat, but for pets it can be a difficult time. Up to 60% of dogs are prone to noise phobias, often brought on by thunderstorms and fireworks. A phobia is an excessive, uncontrollable fear reaction, often referred to as a "panic attack".

The tendency to develop phobias is often inherited, and anxiety and fears…