Pet Safety On Bonfire Night
Remember, remember the fifth of November – and pet safety on bonfire night.
Whether you love the noise and excitement of bonfire night and firework displays or prefer to stay indoors with the curtains firmly drawn, it’s essential to look after your animals at this time of year.
Pets such as cats and dogs tend to be very frightened by the bangs and flashes caused by fireworks and it’s possible they could run away and get lost.
And, sadly, animals can be very seriously injured if debris from a firework – or even a firework itself – hits them.
Why is bonfire night so frightening for pets?
Animals have no idea what the loud bangs and colourful flashes are and can become very distressed by anything that is out of the norm or a change in their routine.
Moreover, the noise of fireworks can physically hurt them.
Animal hearing is extremely sensitive and, according to the Blue Cross animal charity, loud bangs and whistles can cause actual pain in their ears. For more information visit the RSPCA.