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 involved.
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 other animals.
Address: The Blue Cross, Shilton Road, Burford, Oxon OX18 4PF
Phone: 01993 822651
Fax: 01993 823083
Registered Charity No: 224392
Fear of Fireworks
“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.
At the Fear of Fireworks website you can learn about effective treatments both preventative and curative. Separate methods involve the proven use of both de-sensitization using sounds on a CD, and pheromones for natural reinforcement of an animals instincts of security:
Address: Wright & Morten, Veterinary Surgeons, 18 Moodly St, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 4AP
Phone: 01260 273222