Firework night is exciting for us humans, but can be a very scary time of year for our furry friends.
Firework night is fast approaching and whilst for us humans it is an exciting time of year, for our furry friends it can be very frightening. There are lots of things you can do to help your pet cope with the different stresses including:
Creating a den or safe space. Make sure they are used to it in advance and that it is somewhere they feel safe. Once they are in their den, don't try and coax them out.
- Take dogs out for a walk during daylight hours.
- Close curtains and blinds and play music to muffle the sound of the fireworks.
- Make sure that they can't escape from the house.
- Ensure they are microchipped incase they run off when they are scared.
- Use a plug in pheromone diffuser.
- In severe cases the vet may prescribe drugs to help keep your pet calm.
- For small pets such as guinea pigs and rabbits, bring them indoors if at all possible.
- If not, cover their hutches and provide them with plently of bedding to burrow into.
For more help or information call us on 01579 342120 and one of our team will be able to assist you.