Yes it’s getting to that time of year again for the fireworks to start.......
If you already know your pet is frightened on fireworks night think ahead and set out a plan to reduce their anxiety. Remember to put all small animals indoors where possible away from the loud noises and any stray fireworks.
We have set out a few top tips, have a read to see how you can help your pet!!!
If your dog/cat is extremely frightened of the fireworks speak to your vet as you can get dog appeasing pheromone diffusers with calming chemicals for your home or they may prescribe medication.
Walk your dog and let your cat out during daylight hours and as early as possible. Then keep them indoors to keep them safe
Allocate one of your quieter rooms in your home which is set out for your dog/cat to rest if they need to feel safe.
Close all windows, keep curtains closed and play music or leave your TV on to try and mask the sound of the fireworks as much as possible
Make sure your dog/cat is in a safe area in the home to prevent them from darting out the door when suddenly frightened by the fireworks.
For the wildlife—leave the building of your bonfire as late as possible to reduce the chances of a little hedgehog crawling inside.
Please give it a good once over before lighting to ensure no other animals are inside.