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Fireworks Season Advice

Monday, 29 October 2018 - 9:17am

With bonfire night coming up, it can be a stressful time for our pets, but there are measures you can take to minimise this.

  • Knowing when firework displays are scheduled can help, as this means you can prepare early. 
  •  Keep your pet in their normal routine. Changing their routine can be upsetting for them, though you may need to ensure cats are shut indoors and dogs have been for their evening walk earlier than usual. 
  •  Close curtains and keep lights on, to minimise the amount of flashing light that comes in. 
  • Keep the radio or TV on, having the volume louder than normal can help block out the noise from fireworks. 
  • Build a den for your pet! Set up a dark, quiet place for your pet to hide in. Cover a crate with blankets and put in some of their favourite toys. 
  • If your pet is really anxious, using a pheromone diffuser or calming solution may help, this should be started before the day of the fireworks. 
  • Ensure you remain calm! Getting stressed will not help your pet to remain calm.

To discuss Fireworks Management further, give us a ring (in normal opening hours) on 01363 772860 to chat to one of our nurses.