I have a crate, she does not like it at all ... last time I tried it she actually stuck her paw through the slats and got it stuck! There was no damage, but she did limp around for a couple days after that. I didn't put a blanket over it though ... maybe I'll try that this year.
I called my vet today and she told me that Benadryl could have different reactions for dogs as it does for humans ... when I take benadryl I get hyper. So she said that if your dog is one of the 65% that it doesn't make sleepy it will make her hyper and thats even worse, this is why she prescribed the xanax!
Thunderstorm are another story, again she freaks but not as bad as the fireworks!! I usually find her in the bathtub or under the bed!!! This time of year in FL. is bad we get herendous thunderstorms everyday, I just can't see medicating my dog everyday!
She's not a real big dog, 50lbs, but she is real strong ... she has some husky in
her! I don't coddle her when she does this I try to ignore the whole thing and act as though nothing is wrong ... She doesn't buy it!!!
I absolutely hate the 4th of July now, and it sucks because I LOVE blowing things up! For my dogs sake I don't partake anymore ....