Remember, remember your pets this November!
Bonfire Night may go with a bang for you and your family, but it is estimated that approximately 60% of pets become stressed and fearful during the firework season. To make matters worse, not only are many owners unaware of how to help their pets with firework fears, veterinary professionals believe 71% of owners are unable to spot the signs that their pets are unhappy.
With this in mind, CEVA Animal Health has joined forces with PDSA and the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) to launch a ‘Remember, remember your pets this November’
campaign to provide you with hints and tips on how to look after your dogs during the firework season and the precautions you should take to help them cope with their fear of loud noises.
Featuring a wide range of advice from using synthetic copies of the natural canine appeasing pheromone, D.A.P. ®, which comforts and reassures fearful dogs, to getting pets microchipped in case they escape, the ‘Remember, remember your pets this November’ campaign will help both you and your dogs relax during the firework festivities.
‘Dogs have very acute hearing and the noise from fireworks may actually be painful for them,’ comments Lucy Brett, product manager at CEVA Animal Health. ‘It is therefore important that owners prepare their dogs for Bonfire Night. By taking a few simple measures in advance, owners can ensure that the firework season remains as stress-free as possible.’
Signs to look out for which show that your pet is becoming stressed and fearful include: trembling and shaking, clinging to owners, cowering and hiding behind furniture, barking excessively, trying to run away, soiling the house, refusing to eat and pacing and panting. For further information on how to prepare your dog for the firework season, please contact your vet or visit www.petfireworkfear.co.uk