During the last few months of the year, we are going to want to start preparing for the dreaded firework season. Halloween, Bonfire Night, Christmas, and New Year are the main times where you will want to devise a plan to keep your pets as calm and safe as possible.
The majority if not all animals will find this time of year stressful, as well as adapting to colder weather and the darker nights, we need to make sure our furry friends know they are in safe hands.
If you find yourself in a situation where you can see your pet is in distress, then read below for some of our top tips:
Create a plan a few weeks in advance to notify anyone else living in the same home that your pets will be feeling nervous during this time of year.
Play some classical music. Classic FM is great for non-stop classical music, which helps calm and soothe your pet's nerves and your own. Another great option for calming your pets is a song called ‘A Song for Daisy’ by Gnash which was specially designed for the singer’s pets. It has been proven to work well with calming animals.
Play something calming on TV. There are lots of different calming things you can play on your TV or tablet for your pets. From relaxing waves to even this children’s TV show, Bluey! In a recent discovery, experts have found that dogs can distinguish the colouration of Bluey, that’s why they enjoy watching it and don’t necessarily bark. It's a great way to keep them entertained and calm.
Close all windows and curtains, this will muffle the sound of the loud noises from outside. The more you can mask the sounds and bright flashing, the calmer your dog will be.
You can have a consultation with your vet about different diffusers you can buy to help relax your pets. This is a step that you have to be extremely careful with to avoid your pets ingesting anything harmful, so it’s good to get some professional advice first.
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