October 25, 2022
It is very important to spare a thought for our pets during the next few weeks. The firework season is here again and it is never just confined to one night. When our pets are bothered by fireworks they can respond in different ways – some become loud and obviously aggravated, some cower and tremble whilst others hide away and become withdrawn. The common theme is that they are all displaying a fear or phobia of fireworks.
Another thing to be aware of is that some of our younger pets will never have encountered fireworks before so we cannot predict how they will respond. Older animals who have never been seemingly bothered in the past may now also be worried by them. Each year, therefore, think afresh about the firework season and what it could mean for your pet.
Top tips to help your pet during the firework season:
On the night:
Should none of these ideas help, and your pet gets particularly upset, please speak to your vet. We have a range of prescription medications that may be suitable to calm and relieve anxiety.
If your pet is affected by fireworks then you can consider sound therapy for future firework seasons. This therapy aims to desensitise your pet to the unpleasant noises associated with them. For more information please visit the Dog’s Trust website where there is information and downloads available.
Please speak to us if you would like to discuss options.