Does your pet shudder at the thought of fireworks? Can you feel the firework fear approaching? We are advising pet owners to think in advance about the preparations that can be put in place to protect pets in the run up to Bonfire Night, It is estimated that approximately 60% of pets become stressed and fearful during the firework season.
Over the next few weeks you may see the national “Remember, remember your pets this November” campaign, which aims to provide pet owners with hints and tips on how to look after their pets during the firework season and inform them of the precautions that can be taken to help them cope with their fear of loud noises.
We recommend keeping pets indoors overnight during the fireworks season and providing them with a hiding place where they can feel secure. Closing the curtains and turning up the TV may also help by muffling the bangs! The use of pheromone products or natural anti-anxiety products may help reduce your pets stress without the need for prescription medications. As well as products to calm your pet it may be worth considering microchipping so that they can be returned to you should they run away or escape due to panic or fear.
For further advice and a wide variety of information on the different treatments available to help make your pets experience of fireworks that little bit easier please feel free to contact us at Manor Vets on 01303 273203 so we can help you and your pet have a stress free firework season!