This week there will be plenty of fireworks being set off around the Island, either to mark the end of Hop tu Naa, to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night or just because people like setting of little rockets to unnecessarily explode in the air, and we’re cool with that!
As most of us know, our doggos and cates don’t like the bangs, flashes and noises.They find the whole thing scary 🙁 But there are plenty of stuff we can do to help them.
- Only set off fireworks on expected nights so pet owners can be prepared. Don’t be celebrating Doris’ 84th Birthday with the Bazooka 320.
- Firework litter must be picked up once it has cooled. Animals can become very sick if they were to munch on it, given the chance they’ll at least give it a sniff.
- Build bonfires as near to the time as lighting it. Little heb hobs (hedgehogs obvs) will see it as their bed for the night, you know because of the comfy leaves. We want to make sure there’s no one still sleeping.
- We all love to snuggle under the covers, so give your pets and outdoor animals something they can burrow under for plenty of covers. Maybe even a quiet corner or under some furniture, but don’t tempt them out.
- Give your dog or cat somewhere to hide, like a safe haven. Set this up a couple of nights before the fireworks begin. This is their area for the night. Leave some treats and toys in their, even put on some music. Go in and play with them, give yourself something to do in there so they’re not always alone.
- Cover outside cages and pens with blankets for it to be soundproofed and dark. Keep a small area for them to look out though. They’re scared of the dark too you know.
Doggos & Puppers
- Go for extra long walkies and zooms during the daylight and tire them out! A tired pup is best.
- Close those curtains and blinds and get some music on. You could even tune into Doggy TV like our frens here.
- Don’t shout at the pups, it’s not their fault. But don’t over cuddle, they may want to get to their safety point.
- Ignore the fireworks yourself and pretend it’s nothing. Play with something yourself and try to get your pupper to join in.
Yea fireworks are kinda cool, but you’ve got to make sure the puppers and cattos are happy.