Helping Your Pets Cope With Firework Season
As the dark nights draw in the season for fireworks and loud noises is underway. There are a number of ways you can protect your pet and ensure they are at ease throughout the winter months.
Signs your dog is scared of fireworks:
- Ears back
- Excessing panting
- Hiding Away
- Barking Excessively
- Messing in the house
When you hear fireworks ensure that all windows and doors are shut. Close all of the curtains and turn on the TV or play music to hide the sounds of loud bangs. Consider distractions such as chews, tops or playing a game with your dog to occupy them. Ensure on bonfire night/ New Year’s Eve to walk your dog early in the evening when it is still light to avoid walking them when fireworks have begun and don’t leave them on their own in the house when they are going off. The most important thing to consider is NEVER punishing your dog for displaying unwanted behaviours as a result of fireworks this will cause more distress.
Great products to reduce stress:
- (See Product): ADAPTIL has been proven to help reduce stress – The ADAPTIL Diffuser contains the dog appeasing pheromone and is ideally used in the room your dog spends most of their time and covers an area equivalent of a three-bed property.
- (See Product) Thunder Shirt Anxiety Coat – The best and safe solution for fearful and stressful dogs The Thundershirt is easily put on and ensures a consistent pressure on the core of the dog. This pressure has an enormous calming effect for most dogs.
- (See Product) Toys such as Kongs are a great way to keep pets busy and their mind active during the fireworks, you can see our Kong Toy review here.
This will help ease your dog and lower the stresses that fireworks cause for your canine friends.
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