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Seven Ways to Keep Your Pets Calm in Kent During Fireworks Season

Seven Ways to Keep Your Pets Calm in Kent During Fireworks Season

We share seven tips from national pet charities to keep
pets from suffering stress this fireworks season in this two-minute read.

At CWB Property, we love pets.

And we get to meet plenty of our clients’ furry friends
during our daily locally.

According to a 2018 survey by builders, McCarthy Stone, pets
made people a lot happier about their everyday lives.

45% of the people they polled said their pet is the main
reason they exercise, and a whopping 31% said having a pet gives them a purpose
in life.

So, now that fireworks season is back with a bang and a
whoosh and frequent flashes, we thought we’d share seven simple steps you can
take to help your beloved pets avoid anxiety this weekend.

Below are four tips from the world-renowned Battersea Dogs
Home, followed by three more ideas from the CATS Protection charity.

1) Stay
. Don’t walk your dog in the evening during fireworks weekend.

2) Draw
the curtains
. Unexpected flashes can cause dogs anxiety as much as random
bangs, so close the curtains.

3) Give your dog space. Confining your dog
in one room during the evening can cause extra anxiety for them. Instead, let
them wander indoors as much as they want.

4) Distract them with treats. Long-lasting
chews and bones are a great way to keep their minds off what’s happening

5) Stay
. Instead of overly comforting an anxious cat, keep cool – your cat is
more likely to feel relaxed if you are.

6) Create
a safe space for your cat
. A cardboard box lined with blankets is ideal. However,
cats feel safer higher up – so place the box on a sturdy shelf if possible.

7) Play
. Cats and loud noises don’t necessarily mix. Try keeping a radio or
TV on. This distraction can lessen outside noise and help if your cat gets
scared from the sudden sounds of fireworks. Nina Simone’s Feline Good is a cat
classic (sorry, we couldn’t resist).

More helpful information about keeping pets safe and sound
can be accessed via and

Although this article features advice for dogs and cats, the
basic care principles are the same for many of our beloved pets.

We hope you enjoy the fireworks this weekend and that your
pets don’t even notice them.

Thanks for reading.