Please spare a thought on how fireworks adversely affect animals. #SayNotoFireworks!
Here are a few tips to try and keep your pets safe during the fireworks season:
• Stay at home with your pet, they are likely to stress less if there is someone they know and trust around.
• Stay indoors, with the doors, windows and curtains closed. This may assist with muffling out the bangs and blocking out the bright flashes.
• Turn on the TV or radio to block out the loud bangs with familiar sounds.
• Provide toys or some form of enrichment that may assist in keeping your pet distracted from the fireworks.
• Exercise your pets earlier on in the day when it is less likely for fireworks to be set off.
• Keep your pets away from windows or glass doors which they may jump through.
• Ensure your pet has been microchipped and is wearing a collar. In the event that your pet does get scared and runs away, these forms of identification may assist in getting them back to you.
• Smaller pets like rabbits and guinea pigs, as well as larger pets such as horses should not be forgotten. Smaller pets should be moved into a secure, quiet area or brought indoors. Larger animals should be stabled early to become familiar with their surroundings, or moved to a place where fireworks will not be set off. This should be done well in advance of the days when fireworks are likely to be used.
• If you know your pet gets frightened easily, consult your veterinarian beforehand about medical treatment. ... See more
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