Prepare your pets for Halloween

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As we enter firework season, it is important to make sure that your pet is as prepared as possible.

Halloween can be a very stressful time for our pets and we want to encourage all pet owners to prepare their pets well in advance of firework season.

 

There are a variety of ways to do this and we want to share these top tips.

  • Provide a den or hiding place for your pets.
  • Use an Adaptil for dogs or Feliway for cats diffuser as close to the den or hiding place as possible, or where your pet spends most of their time.
  • There are other products and food that can help to relax your cats and dogs, such as Nutracalm. Call into us for a recommendation for your pet.
  • Keep dogs and cats inside during fireworks and check that their microchip details are up to date – we can help with this.
  • For rabbits or any small furries, make sure they are brought indoors and cover their cages to reduce any stress. There are products to help them too – call in for more details.
  • Walk dogs early in the evening before Halloween.
  • Provide distractions in the form of new toys and chews.
  • Draw curtains and put the tv or music on to mask any noise.
  • Ensure windows, doors and cat flaps remain closed during Halloween night to both prevent pets escaping and reduce the noise.
  • Ensure your cats have access to enough litter trays during the Halloween season, especially if you’re keeping them inside.
  • Do not punish your pets! This will only make them more distressed.
  • Try not to leave your pets alone if fireworks are going off.
  • Continue to use Adaptil or Feliway after the Halloween season ends.

 

We have a variety of products that can help to support your pet throughout the Halloween season so call into us if you want more advice.

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