We’re not that far away now until people get together to celebrate Bonfire Night, and of course Diwali on the 11th, so it’s going to be fireworks aplenty that week. It’s that time, more than ever we have to make sure our furry boys and girls stay calm and relaxed, knowing that as long as they stay indoors and feel safe, they’ll be safe.
When our Biscuit was around he would get incredibly upset with the bangs and whistles that fireworks would shoot across the sky. He’d cry, dig for cover, shake and get in a terrible state until we did one thing: We made a travel crate into a little hideaway for him. We added a duvet, and covered it with a heavy throw and put the door facing the wall, giving him enough room to push his way into (apparently the action of that gives them the feeling of security) and allowed him to make his way there when he felt scared. This calmed him down tremendously and so when the fireworks ended, we’d inevitably find him cuddled up under a duvet, fast asleep in there. Unfortunately we only found that out a few years after he’d had a terrible time over one bonfire night, and gotten himself into such a state he was sick. Thankfully nothing ever that drastic happened to him again once we sorted out the crate trick for him.
That was our experience and how we helped him overcome it and thankfully Daddy Bo and the Furries aren’t that bothered with fireworks so we just keep them in and shut the curtains. However should your fur babies still be a little scared, here are 9 more tips from our friends over at Petplan that you might like to try out.
Let me know how you keep yours calm too, is there anything you have to do to comfort them through it?
NB: This post has been possible thanks to Petplan, but all thoughts are our own.