Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Big Bang!

Loud firework bangs and flashes in the sky can be particularly terrifying to animals. In order to keep your pet safe during firework displays, follow these tips:

  • If your pet is particularly sensitive to loud noises, ask your veterinary surgeon for advice on medication. There are some homeopathic remedies available to relieve stress.
  • Provide a litter tray for cats if they are used to having garden access.
  • Remember to secure doors and windows.
  • If you are having a firework display, warn neighbours in advance so they can take precautions. Ideally go to your local community display.
  • Ensure your pets' identification is current so if they do get away local authorities are better able to help return them to you.
  • You pet may find toys and treats comforting and distracting so ensure you have a supply.
  • Put your pet inside and draw the curtains, and put the TV or radio on to drown out noise.
  • Never let off fireworks near any animal!