Bonfire night can be exciting for people, but the loud bangs and bright flashes can be a complete nightmare for your pet! If you have a particularly anxious pet, you may feel helpless watching them become unsettled and scared, but there are things you can do to minimise the stress caused to your pet by fireworks.
Your pet doesn't know what Bonfire Night is or why there are loud bangs and colourful flashes in the sky. They may find the noises and the lights overwhelming and distressing. In fact, according to animal charity The Blue Cross, the loud bangs associated with fireworks can even physically hurt your pet?s ears due to their extremely sensitive hearing.
On the 5th November (and on the run up to Guy Fawkes night) your dog may need some extra love and care to help them feel safe and secure in their home. It is estimated that 45% of dogs show signs of anxiety when they hear fireworks. So, if your dog is one of them, the following tips could help relieve their stress:
Guy Fawkes Night may not be much fun for our feline friends. Loud and sudden noises can make cats feel stressed and anxious. In fact, it is estimated 22% more cats are reported missing on Bonfire Night than on any other night of the year. To help keep your kitty calm on the night, you may find some of the following tips helpful:
It can be distressing for you as a pet owner to see your beloved cat or dog upset but try to keep yourself calm and positive. Pets can sense their owner's emotions, so their anxieties can be worsened if they pick up on your worries.
While we can't protect your pet from the stresses of Bonfire Night, we can help to safeguard your furry friend against the costs related to accidents and illnesses with a good pet insurance policy. Compare pet insurance quotes from Compare Cover quickly and easily for peace of mind all year round.
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