Fireworks can be a fun time for us but can be scary for our pets. Here is some advice to help you deal with fireworks and pets.
1. Ensure your pet is indoors once it starts to get dark, walk dogs early and make sure cat flaps are locked.
2. Make sure your pet can be identified via collar, tag or microchip.
3. Create a “den” for your pet to seek comfort if they get scared.
4. Do NOT scold your pet but equally try NOT to fuss.
5. Try to drown out the noise and flashes from fireworks by closing windows, doors, curtains.
6. Try to provide background noise from either the telly or radio, not too loud just enough to distract from the noises of the fireworks.
7. Try and stay home with your pet.
8. Make sure that the environment is safe and secure at all times. Even the most placid dog can behave unpredictably when frightened by noise and should he bolt and escape he could end up being injured or causing injury to others.
There are also pheromone products and drugs available at most vets to help with this problem get in-touch with your local veterinarian for more info.