Talk to one of our vets or nurses – it’s a good idea to discuss this to see what additional therapies can be instigated to help ease the stress – there are many to choose from.
There are many things you can do at home which our nurses and vets can give you full advice on, these include –
Building a den – it is important that your pet has their own safe place with which they have positive associations. This gives them somewhere to hide when they are uneasy or worried. A den is useful all year around, but especially good for the firework season. Our nurses can help you design something to suit you.
For dogs it is important to address smells, treats, toys and sound prevention – many tips are available at our nurse consults.
For cats – think 3D – cats feel more comfortable up high – we may need to help you with how and where to positon their den. Have you more than one cat? It is important to remember every single cat needs two dedicated hiding places.
Update their identification – Is your pet microchipped? Prior to firework season make sure they are microchipped and the details are up to date so if they do run away scared we can help reunite them with you when they are found. At Hollygate, we can help you update your records or even check what information is linked to your pet’s microchip. Contact us as soon as possible to organise getting your pet microchipped as this can take a couple of weeks to get the chip registered.
Walk your dog in the light if possible. This reduces the possibility of them being exposed to any fireworks and making them uneasy. This can be tough in autumn and winter with the shorter days so may take some planning accordingly.