The Star-News

Keeping canines calm and happy

Fri, Aug 27 2010 04:00 PM Posted By: Special To The Star-news

For many animals, the noise of thunderstorms and other common weather sounds can be a significant source of anxiety. Dogs may howl, cower or chew through things. Sometimes a stressed animal can even express fear with destructive behavior and become aggressive.

Fortunately, reports Dr. Margo Roman, DVM, pet owners can treat their animal's anxiety-whether it's caused by noise, separation, new surroundings, vet visits or other factors-naturally.

A variation of an original blend of five flower remedies formulated more than 70 years ago, Rescue Remedy Pet is available alcohol-free for dogs, cats, reptiles, fish, birds, horses and rabbits.

It comes in a dropper format, so it's easy to administer. You can find it at Whole Foods nationally and select natural products and pet retail locations. It is also available online at

© 2009 The Star-News