With Halloween at the end of the month and the skies brightly lit with fireworks and flames, it could be a dark night for our furry friends.
Here are some tips to keep your pets safe.
- Most animals and pets can be frightened by fireworks and loud noises, so always take the necessary precautions; I would recommend you don’t take your dog to a bonfire or firework display.
- Keep cats, dogs & other pets indoors where possible. Bring outdoor cages and hutches inside for the night, or into the garage, if a cage is left outside, turn it to face a wall so the animal is protected against noise and accidents.
- Avery’s and hutches could be covered to deaden to sight & sound of fireworks, but remember to keep good air circulation
- Before the fireworks start take your dog out early for their usual walk.
- Keep curtains and blinds closed and the TV or radio on to help dull the noise of fireworks.
- To make sure your pets don’t escape keep window and door closed, especially when trick or treaters come calling. Don’t forget to block off the cat flap.
- In case your pet does get loose make sure they have easy read identity tags.
- Try to create a safe comfortable environment when fireworks are going off outside, put your own recently worn jumper or fleece in their favourite sleeping area.
- Should fireworks go off nearby and your pet gets anxious, stay calm and act normal.
- Avoid giving you dog chocolate, it can be bad for them. Pick up a nice pet treat for them instead.