Fireworks and dogs

New Year'S Eve, Fireworks, Beacon

As all of us pet owners knowour animals can be somewhat startled during firework displays. It’s almost November, approaching bonfire night on the 5th, causing some real strain one of our beloved dogs, cats and smaller friends. As their guardians, it is our responsibility to try and restrict their anxiety and keep them as calm as you can.
Spotting some early indications of stress on your beloved friend is the first step in maintaining their distress to a minimum. Knowing these signs can allow you to identify their strain and do something to help them through this time.
Things you can do to prepare your cats and dogs to the fireworks and throughout the screen include:
There was a 40% gain in the number phone calls about missing pets on Bonfire night this past year, so remember to ensure your pet is micro-chipped!
Make a space especially for them to hide in if they need to, with cushions, blankets and comforting scents, from their toys or something of the owners. This will assist them to manage with their fear; your pet should be able to access this distance for a few weeks leading up to firework night, so they’re comfortable with their surroundings.
A calming scent is a excellent way to keep your pets relaxed during the loud noises, so a terrific product is the Feliway Diffuser for cats, which can be purchased from us.
Attempt to walk your dog during the daytime, so in the evening the house can be maintained secure, keeping windows and doors, cat flaps and curtains closed, preventing your pet from becoming startled suddenly and running away from fear.
Low Repetitive sounds, like music can be calming for pets, and can help block out some of the loud bangs.
Buy a Thundershirt for dogs and cats. It’s a great accessory to calm your entire pets! Its gentle, yet constant pressure it dramatically soothes your companion, with over 80 percent of dogs at a 2000 customer survey agreeing with improvement, it proves effective.
A Stay Calm oil formula which comprises a unique blend of Chamomile and Ginger oils is a terrific way to relax your dog!
Serene in the kind of drops and pills for your pets, help to put them at ease, and are recommended by the UK’s top behaviourist, Sara Whittaker.
And for smaller animals:
Bringing hutches inside the house or moving them away from any loud or extreme activities is very important. Putting their hutch in a smaller and smaller place may also help. Or, partly covering it with a blanket, to block out some sound from explosions and sparks from nearby fireworks.
Providing something for your small animal to gnaw on may also help to reduce tension and anxiety, a range of things are available to divert their attention away from loud noises and bright lights, from Excel’s Nature snacks to Tasty sticks!
It’s very important that rabbits and guinea pigs have a place to hide, like the Happy Pet Willow Tube or additional bedding, so they could dig their own safety burrow. This is instinctual and will make them instantly feel calmer and more relaxed.

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