Do your pets run for cover when the night sky lights up and the sound of crack bang and whizz fills the air,
Some of us have pets that don’t really care,
Here are some helpful tips from the R.S.P.C.A
The RSPCA has issued a series of guidelines for
pet owners to follow on Bonfire Night
As well as running a campaign for stricter firework regulations to reduce animal distress, the RSPCA has also produced an animal-friendly firework code …
- Exercise your dog during the day.
- Never walk your dog while fireworks are being let off.
- Keep your dog indoors, close the curtains and play music to drown out the noise.
- Let your dog hide if it wants to take refuge under furniture or in a corner.
- Make sure your dog is wearing a collar and tag and is microchipped in case it bolts and becomes lost.
A simple plug-in diffuser that disperses a dog appeasing pheromone into the room is available at some veterinary practices.
It is a synthetic version of a chemical produced by a bitch shortly after she has given birth. The pheromone reassures newborn puppies and naturally calms them down. Scientists have discovered it also helps calm older dogs as well.
Sedatives can also be prescribed by your vet.
- Keep your cat indoors.
- Close all windows and curtains and switch on music or the television to drown out the noise.
- Leave your cat to take refuge in a corner if it wishes. Do not try to tempt it out as this could cause more stress.
- Make sure your cat is micro chipped to ensure it can be returned to you if it escapes and becomes lost
Small animals – such as rabbits and guinea pigs – living outside should not be forgotten. They can also become very stressed from loud noise. Bring small animals indoors or into an outhouse or garden shed to give them extra protection
never let off fireworks near animals.