Halloween has been and gone so fireworks season is back with a bang!

One thing is for sure and that's with all the loud bangs, strange sounds and unexpected flashes it's a testing time (to put it mildly) for our pets so we thought we’d share some tips on keeping animals calm this Bonfire Night.

Advice for dog owners:

  • Give them a walk during daylight hours to avoid times when fireworks are likely to be set off.
  • Close windows and curtains to stifle the sound of fireworks.
  • Put on the TV or radio to mask the firework sounds.
  • Create a quiet 'safe' space where your dog can feel in control.
  • Make some hiding places around your home where they can retreat to.
  • Give them a little TLC with extra cuddles and strokes.

Advice for cat owners:

  • Just like you would do for dogs provide hiding places in your home.
  • Get them inside. Cats can become more stressed if they're outside during fireworks.

Advice for small animal owners (rabbits, Guinee pigs etc)

  • Partly cover outside cages and pens with blankets to create an area which is quieter and hidden but make space for the animals to look out and see where they are.
  • Ensure there's bedding that small animals can burrow in, as it helps them feel safer.

At Butler Residential we are all about finding homes you AND your pets will love and feel safe and comfortable in.

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Enjoy the fireworks this weekend and hopefully by applying a few of these tips, your pets won’t even notice them.

Laura & Barry

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