15th Nov, 2019

Tips on how to protect your pet during firework season

Harry Leach 3rd Nov, 2019

THINK of your four-legged friends this November 5 – that’s the message from county animal welfare officer Pip Singleton.

She said: “Nowadays with such easy access to fireworks, ‘Bonfire Night’ can drag on for weeks.

“This is stressful to all pets, from dogs to cats and rabbits to horses, especially when the bangs are in close proximity to them.”

To protect your pet during firework season, Pip says:


  1. If you are going out leave the radio on, low, so it will disguise the bangs
  2. Keep pets indoors
  3. Make them a snuggly den out of blankets, creating a place for them to hide
  4. Take dogs for walks and exercise horses in the daylight
  5. Check under bonfires for hibernating wildlife before lighting
  6. Consider homeopathy remedies, plug-ins etc to help relax your pet.
  7. If organising an at home celebration, consider buying silent fireworks.

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