Firework season is approaching so to keep your pets calm and safe throughout, we recommend you follow these guidelines:
1) Keep dogs on a lead when out on walks to avoid them being spooked by loud noises and running away
2) Keep cats and dogs indoors if possible and give them somewhere to hide.
3) If you know your pet is scared of fireworks, plan to visit your vet at least 6 weeks before bonfire night to discuss medication options, as this will allow enough time for certain medications to build up to an effective level.
4) Visit the ‘Sounds Scary’ page on the Dogs Trust website. Start playing the noises at a low level in the background and reward good behaviour, building up the volume of the noises over a period of 4-6 weeks to ensure they are associated with something positive (e.g. treats or toys)