Help them feel safe... Fireworks Frighten Animals
The RSPCA recently stated…
“This year due to coronavirus restrictions and organised events being cancelled, a recent poll has confirmed 18% more people in England and Wales will be holding private displays in their back gardens. The increased number of private firework displays means we could see more calls coming in about animals and fireworks.”
The RSPCA reports
“Around 62% of dogs show signs of distress during fireworks. This alone means thousands of animals are affected by unplanned and random fireworks each year” Results also saw other animals showing distress during fireworks:
- 54% of cats
- 55% of horses
Firework Tips Safe-haven or Den...
Dogs should have a safe-haven or den to retreat to in the home; an area that they feel secure in. The den can be a place that the dog already uses and adapted to be as comfortable, dark and quiet as possible, or a manmade temporary option such as a cardboard box or crate. Preparing a den in advance allows the dog to get used to the area and accept it as a safe place. A towel or blanket can be placed over the den to dim the sounds and lights of the fireworks. The dog should have access to the den at all times.
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