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Find a safe place for your pets this Bonfire Night

Posted by: Tim Berrisford  Date: 05/11/2015   Category: Blog

Here we are again 5th November a date in the diary which all pets dread. With the constant noises and bangs¬† and flashing lights its not surprising that most animals just don’t have a clue what is going on and many pets become quite traumatised.

As a pet owner and lover we all have a duty to ensure that our pets have a safe place or den to go to. Many nervous dogs or cats are likely to just bolt and this can be extremely dangerous especially if you live near a busy road. So think about where your pet can hide and find a small place or den that they will feel more comfortable in.

Its always a good idea to try to keep them indoors and make sure that all cat flaps and dog doors are locked so they can’t get out. try to spend as much time with them as possible calming them and stroking them to hel ease their fears.Unfortunately bonfire night van often go on for a period of 7-10 days depending on the calendar so be prepared to be vigilante over a long period.

Small animals houses and cages can be brought inside to reduce the level of noise, another good idea is to turn a radio or TV on to drown out some of the background noise. Its also a good idea to close the curtains or blinds so that the bright lights are not so evident.

We hope that with these few tips that Bonfire Night passes without too much anxiety for you and your pets.