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Pets and fireworks- RSPCA Advice

As we come into this years Firework season and prepare for the Village fireworks then please do remember to look after your pets.

The RSPCA advice for looking after pets during fireworks is below.

How to calm dogs during fireworks

  • Walk them during daylight hours to avoid times when fireworks are likely to be set off
  • Close windows and curtains to muffle the sound of fireworks
  • Put on some music or tv to mask the firework sounds
  • Create a quiet space where your dog can feel in control
  • Create some hiding places around your home

Cats

  • Provide hiding places in your home
  • Cats can become more stressed if they’re outside during fireworks
  • Microchip your cats in case they’re startled and escape outside

Small animals

  • Partly cover outside cages and pens with blankets so an area is soundproofed and hidden, but allow another area for the animals to look out
  • Provide bedding small animals can burrow in
  • Consider bringing them indoors – this will need to be done gradually so plan ahead

Keeping horses safe during fireworks

It’s not just animals in the home that can be scared of fireworks – horses can be too.

  • Check locally to see if there are going to be any firework displays in your area
  • Where possible – tell the organisers of firework displays that horses are nearby and ask them to set off their fireworks in the opposite direction
  • For top tips on keeping your horse safe and secure during the firework season – please follow the advice from the British Horse Society

 

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