News Years Eve And Your Pet
Celebrating New Year's Eve with fireworks, loud parties, and other festivities can be exciting for humans, but it can be stressful and potentially dangerous for pets. Here are some tips to help keep your pets safe during the New Year's celebrations:
Set up a quiet, comfortable space in your home where your pet can retreat to if they feel overwhelmed. This could be a room with their bed, toys, and water bowl.
Ensure that your pets are wearing proper identification tags with up-to-date contact information. In case they get scared and escape, this will increase the chances of them being returned to you.
Keep doors and windows securely closed to prevent your pet from escaping or getting frightened and running away.
Keep your pets indoors during fireworks displays. The loud noises can be very frightening for animals.
Give your pets something to keep them occupied, like a favourite toy or a puzzle feeder. This can help divert their attention from the noise outside.
Turn on a fan, TV, or radio to create a consistent background noise that may help drown out the sounds of fireworks.
If you know your pet has severe anxiety during loud events, consult with your veterinarian. They may recommend medications or other strategies to help ease your pet's stress.
Remember, every pet is different, and what works for one may not work for another. Pay attention to your pet's behaviour and adjust your strategies accordingly.