Dates to be prepared for:
Friday 4th November Bedford Rugby Club Firework Display
Thurs 24th November Christmas Light Switch on
Halloween Safety tips to keep your pets happy…..
1. Walk your dog before dark.
2. Feed your dog before any fireworks begin.
3. Provide a safe ‘hiding’ place or den.
4. Turn up the volume on the TV and close the curtains.
5. Don’t leave your dog or cat alone in the garden.
6. Be cautious when opening doors so your dog or cat doesn’t escape.
7. Never force your pets to wear a costume.
8. Keep human treats and sweets away.
9. Think twice about taking your dog out trick or treating!
Over the years, much research has gone into the best way to help our pets cope with the sounds of fireworks.
Sedation is NOT the answer in most cases. Desensitisation and preparation are the key means of helping your pet deal with fireworks.
Fireworks Top Tip for Dog owners:
The best way to prepare for fireworks is to think like a dog.
They feel scared as they are alarmed by the loud noises of the fireworks but do not understand that fireworks cannot harm them and feel safer when they have a hiding space.
There are a number of products available that are designed to help reduce the stress of fireworks for your dog, one in particular is ADAPTIL.
Plug in an ADAPTIL Diffuser close to your dog’s den or fit an ADAPTIL Collar on your dog. ADAPTIL is a synthetic copy of the dog appeasing pheromone proven to help dogs cope with fireworks.
ADAPTIL products are available in our clinics, or for more advice call us on 01234 261622
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