Fireworks went on sale recently and even though Guy Fawke's night is over people are still setting them off each night. Most pet owners dread this time of year. Our wee darlings and big tough pets alike crumble into anxious dribblers.
My ditzy fluff-ball Zac (pictured with his favourite toy pig) whimpers and tries to hide behind my legs. I heard swaddling them helps them feel safe. I tried a tight-fitting jersey which seems to work a treat during fireworks, thunderstorms, earthquakes etc.
Find out more:
- Resources on pet psychology in our catalogue
- Online articles about anxiety in pets (Access using your library card number and PIN)
- SPCA Canterbury's Fireworks and animals article
- NZ Veterinary Association top tips for your pets welfare and wellbeing over Guy Fawkes