Keeping your pet calm during fireworks

Pets experience things through their senses - nose, eyes, ears, fireworks are closer to the ground, more vibrant and are accompanied by sudden booms, flashes and even the burning smell can affect them.

Here are some tips for keeping your pet calm during the holiday season;

Prepare

  • If you can put your pet in a quieter environment during such events

Accommodation

  • Getting a crate can help as they feel safer in their own space with familiar scents

Sedation

  • If your pet really struggles with fireworks and you find it necessary to use medication or a thunder shirt ( a coat designed to hug your dog to reduce stress) remember that you must introduce these at the right time - conditioning the pet to understand that these tools are to bring them to a calm state

Communication

  • If the pet is staying with you sending them a calm message that the fireworks are nothing to worry about remember that pets communicate with energy and will look to the pack leader for clues on how the should behave - if you are making a big deal or showing excitement about the fireworks, then your pet will learn to be less concerned as well

If you need any more advice or tips speak to your groomer and they may be able to help or recommend some useful products.

Words taken from www.cesarway.com