Our neighborhood sounded like a war zone on the 4th of July which meant my dog was terrified. I gave her acepromazine about an hour before everything started.
She sat with me on my chair for awhile.
Hey mom! I’m feeling loopy!
Even though the sedative was setting in it still took a while for her to settle down. She had trouble finding her safe place.
I keep this spot under my computer desk set up especially for her. Her large bunny toy is in the back. The box gives her something to hide behind. This is where she felt safe. She slept there until well after midnight when I had to lure her out with treats.
The acepromazine had a lingering affect. She was not quite with the program the next day.
At one point, she dragged her blanket across the room when she heard the sound of food being eaten. When she went back, it was in the middle of the floor. It was as good a place as any for a nap.
Finally, my dog and the blanket made it back to their proper place. Tomorrow will be a better day, Misha!