Jorge S. Muñoz
Homeopath and Surgeon Veterinarian.
Don’t give medication to your dogs by yourself. Drugs are
New Year celebrations are approaching, and a serious problem renews:
"Our dog has terror to the rockets". This problem worsens
year after year.
This remembers us some experiments of Pavlov. He touched a bell
each time that he gave to eat a group of dogs. Every time that the
dogs listened to the sound of the bell, they began to secrete saliva.
They associated the sound of the bell, with the food. These are
the conditional reflections. If they listen to the sound of the
keys or the strap, they know that they are going to walk and they
jump of joy. They associate key-walk. In the case of the rockets
occurs the same. If one time a very uproarious firecracker caused
him much fear, with simply to listen to a firecracker of smaller
intensity, equally it triggers the conditional reflection: Terror.
This reinforces year after year.
The owners approach to the veterinarian, desperate and looking
for a magical solution. They already proved fashion tranquilizers,
as the Acepromazine, and they does not want that again. "I
do not want to see my dog drugged ", "I gave him the half
of the dose and he almost dies" "his face reflected the
panic but with that remedy he could not move" are some of the
most listened phrases.
By a side, we have a problem of difficult solution and on the other
hand, the easiest way, than is the Acepromazine. Many people do
not want it, by their collateral effects.
To you this article is directed.
In order to find the solution to a problem, first we must know
which is the true problem?
To see it better, we must to separate a little bit from it. Do
not see the tree, see all the forest. My dog is scared by the rockets.
Solution: calm down.
All the dogs are not equal and not all have the same problem.
Several groups of dogs with problem of fear to the rockets exist:
1- Dogs that genetically are scared to storms.
2- Dogs who genetically are hypersensitive to the noises, scents,
3- Dogs that have acquired by a bad experience, fear to the noises.
4- Dogs that by a badly handling, have acquired the habit to shake
before a strong noise.
5- Dogs that get angry by everything and bark by everything: stamp,
other barks, sirens, firecrackers etc.
1. The animal group that is scared to storms, mainly to the electrical
ones, forms a special biotype called “Phosphoric”. These
are able to predict a storm, hours before that it happens. Although
there is a shining sun, if our dog is anxious, pants, shakes and
he is closer to you than usual. We can assure that a storm is approaching.
They are an important group of risk to be scared to the firecrackers,
to the shots (important in hunting dogs), since with time, they
affirm this conditional reflection. Treatment: A homeopathic desensitizer
specially designed for this biotype is used. A magistral formula
for the fear to Storms exists. They are drops that must be supplied
At the same time a counter conditioning is made.
2. In this group we found different biotypes and breeds of dogs.
All with one characteristic: HYPERSENSITIVES TO EXTERNAL STIMULUS.
They are those that sneeze before any perfume, deodorant, etc. They
are those that howl when they listen to a siren, an acute musical
note, an acute voice, a guitar or a flute. They are those that do
not tolerate the direct light of the sun, etc. This hypersensitivity
can be pronounced with respect to the firecrackers of different
They can produce a blockade which it is expressed with fear, terror,
phobia, desire to hide, desire to escape, etc.
It can produce an aggressive nervous reaction: bark, row, indignation,
desire to bite, etc.
In these cases, besides of the desensitizer, it is due to add an
anti aggressive that does not have important collateral effects
and that fundamentally is safe. A Natural Tranquilizer Magistral
Formula. (a drop by kilo of weight).
Also we will give to it a training of counter conditioning and routes
to canalize its aggression (toys, bones etc.)
3. This it is the most conflicting group, since by a bad experience
they have fixed to its minds a conditional reflection. They associate
the abrupt noise with its experience and enter panic. Dogs that
became lost during a storm or for the New Year celebration or that
had some type of accidents. Ray falls, fires, traumatisms, etc.
In this case it is very important to know which the real cause is
and to treat it consequently. Homeopathicaly we have remedies for
the upheavals by: scare, accidents, mental trauma etc. We called
bio pathographics remedies since they work on facts of the past
that left track in them. It is necessary to make a good diagnosis
and to choose carefully the remedy. In addition, it is accompanied
by a suitable training.
4. To this group belong many of the called “super pet dogs”.
In fact, the owners are those that have "terror to the rockets"
and they transmit this terror to their dogs. They are generally
women who lose the control, when these firecrackers sound. Year
after year, this agreement is accentuated.
They caress it, they kiss it, they hug it, they say to him: Poor
little doggie! My baby! And the poor dog the only thing that it
perceives, is that the more it shakes, the more they pet it, and
for that reason it does that. In fact this happens in its subconscious
mind and it cannot control it. The result is catastrophic: Owner
and dog crying and shaking and ruining the New Year celebration
to its families.
Treatment: Fundamental it is to cut with that pernicious bond.
Natural tranquilizer and training of counter conditioning.
5. This group are composed by nervous and the hyperkinetic dogs.
It is a group similar to Nr. 2. But the desensitizer remedies must
be chosen in individual form, according to the characteristics of
each animal. We can combine the treatment with natural Tranquilizers
and counter sensitizer training.
Whatever happens, do not give medicines to your dog by yourself,
consults with your veterinarian, who will be able to orient to you
in the problem. And do not wait for December 24th and 31st to do