What are your recommendations to comfort dogs during thunderstorms and fireworks? My mother-in-laws Dog is petrified over loud noises and hides, shakes, growls, gets very very panicked... etc. You can’t even hold him and try to comfort him when he gets this way. She has tried the thunder blanket and that didn’t work. He’s actually starting to freak out as soon as it gets dark. Is there any over the counter meds available that would relax him? If so what and how much for a 19lb dog? Can dogs have Xanax or Valium?