Blog Archives, October, 2017
Posted on: October 23 2017
Although a source of entertainment and celebration for us, fireworks can often be frightening for our pets. The sudden flashes and loud noises can be unfamiliar and can cause a pet to panic or hide. A study conducted by the RSPCA in collaboration with the University of Bristol in 2005 showed that "45% of owners reported that their dog showed fearful behaviour when it heard fireworks (1)".
In 2015, the RSPCA received 386 calls from owners of dogs, cats, and other animals, who were worried about the affect fireworks were having on their pets (2). If you are concerned about your pets this fireworks season, read our top tips below for some thoughtful advice.
1) Create a safe place for...