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Fireworks Warning to Pet Owners

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1:26pm 5th November 2013

There is a warning to keep our pets safe as fireworks night gets going.

Owners are being a step by step guide to make sure they do not suffer too much stress as the bangers go off.

Experts say there are signs we can spot if things are getting too much.

Louise Clarke is from Hayle's Animal Welfare Trust: "Some will just shake and stress and others will actually be sick with worry and some will mess themselves. Even though the fireworks are going on outside, quite often they will want to go outdoors to escape because they're just in a panic.

Here are some tips from the RSPCA:

Dogs

Close any windows and black out the 'doggy play area' to remove any extra problems caused by flashing lights.

Each evening before the fireworks begin, move your dog to the play area and provide toys and other things that they enjoy.

Make sure that there are things for you to do too so that your dog isn't left alone.
    
Ignore the firework noises yourself. Play with a toy to see if your dog wants to join in, but don't force them to play.
    
If you know a dog that isn't scared by noises and which gets on well with your dog, then keeping the two together during the evenings may help your dog to realise that there's no need to be afraid.

 
Cats

Make sure your cat has somewhere to hide if it wants to. For example this may be under some furniture or in a quiet corner.
    
Don't try and tempt your cat out as this will cause it to become more stressed.


Don't forget small animals

If your pets live outside, partly cover cages, pens and aviaries with blankets so that one area is well sound-proofed. Make sure that your pet is still able to look out.

Provide lots of extra bedding so your pet has something to burrow in.

You can get more advice from the RSPC here or check out the PDSA factsheet here

1:26pm 5th November 2013

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