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Tips For Finding Pets Who Have Run Away From Shock

 
 
Most cats and dogs  tend to be naturally terrified of loud noises such as thunder, fireworks, gunshots, or even a car backfiring. Some are skittish at the sounds of doorbells or car horns. For many pets, if there is an opportunity to escape their surroundings, the belief is that they can escape whatever has frightened them.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Make sure you search under anything that could make a good hiding space. Cats have been known to be missing for weeks, only to be discovered living in a neighbor’s yard within the same city block, or in the case of rural dwellers, even somewhere on a multi-acre property. While dogs have the natural instinct to hide under the bed, the deck, the car, or any other structure, that they can squeeze under.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Some Dogs are runners by nature.  While some breeds aren’t hiders, others  will use their adrenaline to escape confinement, even if it means chewing through wire, burrowing under fences, or braving other obstacles to escape. Some will even jump out of a first-floor window and just keep running. Since it is in the dog’s nature to run until the danger has passed, you may literally find your dog miles from home.
 
 
 
 
 
     
Be Prepared. ID tags, such as those offered by PetHub, which allow anyone who finds your dog to access your contact information via a secure pet profile, are wonderful ideas. Getting your pet microchipped also adds extra security if your pet happens to lose his or her ID tag. If you live in a rural, fenced-in area where your dog has free reign over a rather large space, a GPS tracker may also be particularly helpful.

 

   
                                                  
                                                            
 
 
                                                              

 

 
 
Do Not call or approach your pet directly.
This may sound counter-intuitive, but If your dog is missing, and you believe them to be within earshot, do not call them. They may be traumatized and hostile, and prone to aggressive behavior. Others will simply be more inclined to take off running. Even if you find your dog, do not approach them directly. The best thing to do is to sit or lie on the ground, indicating a safe and submissive posture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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