November is the time of the year when lots of people like to celebrate by planning and making fireworks shows.
However, it’s important to have fun while keeping yourself safe – and look out for your pets too.
Animal charities such as the PDSA say that the loud bangs and bright lights of fireworks can make animals anxious.
These are the tips you should follow to ensure a safe holiday for your beloved pet.
- Distract your dog from the noise by switching on the TV or radio.
- Behave normally to show your dog there’s nothing to worry about.
- Make a cozy den for your dog to retreat to if they’re anxious.
- Check your home and garden are secure. Don’t force your dog outside.
- Draw the curtains to block out flashes of light and to muffle the noise.
- Top up their water bowl. Anxious dogs pant more and can get very thirsty.
- Walk your dog before dusk.
- Check your dog’s ID tag and ensure chip details are up to date. This can help them be returned quickly if they go missing.