Fireworks & Animals

Fireworks & Animals

Fireworks are enjoyed by people but can be a source of fear for many animals.

It doesn’t have to be that way though, so don’t ignore the problem. Seek advice from your vet who will if necessary be able to refer you to a professional clinical animal behaviorist. You can also follow these top tips to make firework celebrations less frightening for your pet, and can’t escape if there’s a sudden noise.

Make sure your dog or cat always has somewhere to hide if he or she wants to and has access to this place at all times. For example this could be under some furniture or in a cupboard.

During firework seasons, walk dogs during daylight hours and keep cats and dogs indoors when fireworks are likely to be set off.

At nightfall close windows and curtains and put on music to mask and muffle the sound of fireworks.

If your pet shows any signs of fear try to ignore their behavior. Leave them alone unless they are likely to harm themselves.

Never punish or fuss over your pet when it is scared as this will only make things worse in the long run.

Make sure your cat or dog is always kept in a safe and secure environment and can’t escape if there’s a sudden noise. Have your pet microchipped in case they do escape.