As well as due consideration
for others in planning the time of fireworks use, and the volume of
noise, special care must be taken when pets and other animals are
This question has been addressed by vets and other qualified and experienced
people and extensive help, advice and treatment is available.
'Remember, remember the 5th of November' ...
but please don't forget your pets. This is the message of The
Blue Cross, an animal welfare charity which publishes the Blue
Cross Code. Available online and in print form, this gives specific
advice for dogs, cats and horses, as well as general guidance for
The Blue Cross, Shilton Road, Burford, Oxon OX18 4PF Tel: 01993 822651
Fax: 01993 823083 www.bluecross.org.uk
Registered Charity No: 224392
Blue Cross Animal Welfare leaflet.
'To help your dog get through Firework Night, the following suggestions are being
made by the Kennel Club and other UK animal charities. . . ' read more »
"As a pet owner and a practicing vet, I am only
too well aware of the distress caused to pets every year by fireworks".
Peter Coleshaw BVSc MRCVS has researched this subject from extensive
personal experience and professional practice.
you can learn about effective treatments both preventative and curative.
Separate methods involve the proven use of both de-sensitisation using
sounds on a CD, and pheromones for natural reinforcement of an animals
instincts of security: Wright & Morten, Veterinary Surgeons, 18
Moodly St, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 4AP Tel 01260 273222 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Therapy 4 Pets produces a range of CDs for treating
noise phobias. Each disc comes complete with a manual that explains
the development of phobias and how they can affect an animal.
The manual also includes a unique scoring system to assess the
severity of a phobia and full instructions for using the CD
to treat it. Sound
Therapy was set up by Sarah Heath and Jon Bowen, two British
vets who exclusively treat behaviour problems in pets. They run
clinics all over England, and each treats hundreds of cases every
therapy 4 pets
Tel: 01244 371 473