01 Nov Six tips to keep your dogs and cats calm this fireworks season
So we’ve survived Halloween, now it’s Bonfire Night to enjoy / contend with.
This week sees many firework events and parties happen across Locks Heath and the surrounding areas.
I quite enjoy it, although not everyone likes the noise and fireworks the events are accompanied by.
For pets the fireworks season isn’t much fun at all, it can be seriously stressful for them.
At Robinson Reade we love pets as well as properties so we’ve come up with this little guide for local pet owners.
Loud bangs, fizzing fireworks and unexpected crackling sounds can all be a big shock to your furry friends, including my cockapoo, Monty, who really hates them.
It might seem this is all beyond your control but you can take some simple steps to try to make your pet’s life a little calmer this time of year.
Here’s some easy to follow tips we’re going to be trying this year:
- Create an inviting den – dogs and cats feel more confident if they have a safe ‘hiding place’ to retreat to.
- If your pet already has one make it extra comfy and warm.
- Put a blanket or duvet over the den to muffle the sound of fireworks.
- Give your pets some extra treats and chews while they are in the den because then they’ll associate it with things they like.
- Consider using an Adaptil, or similar brand, diffuser which can in some circumstances help pets to remain calm.
- Try and keep them in after dark, give doggies their last walk around 4.30 to avoid being ‘caught out’. Consider locking the cat flap and putting a litter tray down for your cat.
Remember this can be a very insecure time for your fur baby so give him or her plenty of extra attention and love.
Thanks for reading and have a safe and enjoyable Bonfire Night.
Jane & Monty
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