Cats Rescue Dog

Published on October 12th, 2012 | by Debbie Martin


Advice for Fireworks and Your Pets

While many of us look forward to Bonfire Night and the accompanying firework displays it can be a very different story for our pets! The loud bangs and pops can have our dogs quivering in the corner and our cats hiding on the top of cupboards.

 Early preparations are important if your pet gets frightened of loud bangs and pops. Help is at hand with Adaptil for dogs and Feliway for cats. Adaptil for dogs is proven to help dogs with firework fears.

 Remember to build your den in advance and associate the den with good things such as treats and toys. Plugging in an Adaptil diffuser early will help create a calm atmosphere in your home. Download our advice sheet for building your own dog den.

 Early preparation is also important for our feline friends, although masters at disguise cats can become upset when confined to the home during firework season. This can cause some cats to show signs of stress including spray marking, vertical scratching and aggression towards other cats in the household. Using Feliway in advance will ensure your cats feel safe and secure in their home environment helping them adapt quicker during fireworks. Download our top tips here Firework Tips for Dogs, Firework Tips for Cats.






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About the Author

Debbie Martin has worked at Beeston Animal Health for over five years, having previously worked as a nurse in equine and small animal practice. Although generally involved with aspects of marketing these days and putting her psychology degree to good use, she still has a great depth of up to date knowledge in all creatures great and small. Debbie lives at home with her partner and two children and spends much of her spare time looking after her horses, dogs and cats or at the home farm with the cows, sheep and turkeys.

One Response to Advice for Fireworks and Your Pets

  1. Legein Gregor says:

    Don’t forget thet not all animals have a shelter to hide for fireworks! Birds, squirrels, hedgehogs, wildcats, hibernating animals, fishes in nearby ponds(!),…. For their sake: ban fireworks! Besides it’s warmer and cosier inside . Spend the money you save on fireworks on animalwellfare for once (it might become a habit) Happy Hollidays.

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