Halloween Fireworks & Your Pet
FIREWORKS AND YOUR PET – Advice from the USPCA
It’s October and Halloween with its flare-up of fireworks is almost with us.
Many pets are fearful of fireworks. Unexpected flashes and explosions cause insecurity and fear.
They show this in their behaviour, panting and / or hiding are typical symptoms of stress.
What can you do to help them through?
- Walk dogs in daylight hours before the fireworks begin.
- Pull curtains at dusk and keep a television or radio switched on.
- Provide a hiding place for your pet. It may choose to stay under or behind furniture. Leave it be, if it emerges give it praise and a treat.
- After darkness make sure your pet is contained within your home. By leaving a door or window ajar and you risk your pet fleeing from the noise.
- If you are planning a garden display warn your neighbours. They may well have pets and a little consideration can prevent problems.
- If your pet is seriously stressed see your vet, there are treatments available that can address the problem.
A few simple suggestions that will help your pet through the hazards of Halloween.
Please share this Information with your friends and family and anyone you know with pets this Halloween.