Pets and fireworks

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MANY animals suffer from noise phobias, including the fear of fireworks. With New Year just around the corner, there are sure to be lots of fireworks going off. If you are going for a night out on the town this New Year, keep your pet indoors, close the curtains and turn on the TV or radio to provide some distraction.

Choose the classics channel since classical music is more therapeutic and will help to keep your pet calm. Whether you are out or having a party at your place, ensure that your pet has a small den-like place they can retreat too and feel save in.

Be sure to familiarize your pet with his safe house before hand and place comfort items like a favourite toy or a yummy bone. Take your pet for a walk before any party so that he can relieve himself to lessen the chance of an accident later.

Visible signs that your pet has a noise phobia includes shaking and trembling, excessive drooling, barking and/or howling, trying to hide or get into or out of the house, and loss of bladder or bowel control.

Never scold a frightened animal; this will only serve to intensify the fear.

 

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