I recently study an article about a man who had a more than four year aged red lab. He was petrified of walking down the hallway. It seemed, the closer he got to the air vent, where he could hear the a/c, the more he would shake and refuse to go further. Once in a while, the pet would wait for him to walk first, and the he would run past the air vent. He didn’t believe if it was just the feel of the air coming from the air vent, or a genuine fear. He finally decided to seek professional care for his pet. The veterinarian told him that several animal develop fears over their lifetime. Usually, it isn’t the air conditioning, or even the draft that they fear, however the noise. The sounds of children screaming, fire trucks, or even just a teapot whistling can send them into bouts of shivering and cowering. I had to laugh when the dentist told him to train the pet. He said to record the sound of the air conditioning and to play it every day. At first, he was to make the sound, undoubtedly quiet. He didn’t want the pet to go into ridiculous shaking. Then every day, he was turn up the sound, just a bit, until the sound of the air conditioning was love when the A/C was running. I don’t believe if it worked or not, because that is all the article talked about, then it would be nice to know, because then I could try it on my cat. He attacks the air vent when the air begins to blow.
May 28, 2020
May 28, 2020