Fireworks and your pet
The clocks have gone back, the temperature has dropped and we have entered firework season! Fireworks and your pet are not always the best combination. They can be scary for your furry friend, but there are lots of different things you can do to help your pet deal with those big bangs!
Our Top Tips:
- Walk your dog in daylight to avoid the risk of being outdoors when the fireworks start.
- Close all windows, doors and curtains to block out the lights. Turn on your television or radio to drown out some of the noise.
- Keep all pets indoors where possible. For small furry pets kept outdoor, cover their hutch or turn it to face the wall. And give them plenty of bedding to burrow into.
- Create some hiding places around your home – or a safe area for your dog, where they can go at any time. Provide toys and distractions in this area. Perhaps fill it with some of your clothes for them to snuggle into.
- Don’t react to the fireworks yourself, stay calm and don’t accentuate their behaviour. Do comfort them if they wish or leave them alone if they prefer to hide.
- Make sure you pet is microchipped so if they do escape they can be reunited with you as soon as possible.
- Consider using pheromone diffusers or natural calming products to help your pet.
If you want more information or you think you may need extra help with fireworks and your pet then please call reception on 01702 545558 to book an appointment.