|Posted on 30 October, 2014 at 16:55|
Please remember to keep your pets indoors this Halloween. Here are a few tips on keeping your friend safe.
How to help your dog during fireworks?
1.Provide a den or hiding place where your dog can feel safe.
2.Increase your dog's feeling of security by plugging in an cold air diffuser with lavender as close to the den or hiding place as possible, start using the diffuser at least a few days before fireworks are expected.
3.Ignore fearful behaviour, such a panting, shaking and whining. Dogs may pick up on their owner’s anxiety which could make the problem worse.
4.Before Halloween Night walk your dog when it is still light outside. This reduces the possibility of fireworks being set off and your dog becoming worried.
5.Make sure all windows, doors and cat flaps are securely closed during fireworks night. This will reduce the chances of your pets escaping.
6.Provide distractions, for example new toys or chews, while fireworks are happening. Draw curtains and switch on the TV to mask the noise from the fireworks.
7.Try not to leave your pets alone while fireworks are going off, pets will be more relaxed when they have a familiar person with them during this time.
8.DO NOT punish your pet! This will only make your pet more distressed.