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Keep pets calm during fireworks frenzy

News release issued:

Top tips to stop furry friends getting in a frenzy over fireworks this Bonfire night, have been revealed.

Pet calming tips include:

  • Walk and feed your dog earlier in the day
  • Put radio or TV on in the background
  • Close windows, doors and curtains
  • Use rescue remedies a week before and plugins in sleeping areas
  • Avoid leaving pets at home alone
  • Make a covered area for pets to hide
  • Thunder jacket or wrap in item of clothing that smells of you
  • Extra early morning exercise in the run up to the firework frenzy
  • Minimise taking them outside, but if you do, keep them on a lead
  • Check newspapers and neighbours for firework events local to you

Worcestershire Regulatory Services’ Animal Welfare Officer Pip Griffin said:
“We would encourage event organisers to use silent fireworks and if not try to hold events on the weekend of November 5 only. However as dog and pet owners, there are steps you can take to make the experience less stressful for them.”

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