Keep your pet safe through New Year celebrations with these simple tips from Brownsville Spay Neuter Clinic
Why are pets scared of fireworks?
Many animals find fireworks scary. It’s estimated that 65 percent of dogs in the US show signs of fear when they hear fireworks. It doesn’t have to be that way though, so don’t ignore the problem.
There are lots of simple things you can do to help your pet deal with fireworks. By preparing in advance before fireworks start your pet will be better able to cope with the noises.
How to calm your pet during fireworks
- Walk them during daylight hours to avoid times when fireworks are likely to be set off
- Close windows and curtains to muffle the sound of fireworks
- Put on some music or tv to mask the firework sounds
- Create a quiet space where your dog can feel in control
- Create some hiding places around your home
- Microchip your pet in case they’re startled and escape outside
MORE PETS GET LOST ON NEW YEAR AND JULY 4TH THAN ANY OTHER DAY OF THE YEAR.
Brownsville Spay Neuter Clinic has microchipped more than 30,000 dogs and cats.
Microchipping is fast, painless, and extremely effective in identifying and returning pets to their loved ones.
Have your pet microchipped with Brownsville Spay Neuter, and register your pet with Home Again