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Pets and Fireworks - How to Help your Pet Cope

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Here at Abbey Vets we have developed our own range of ‘Happy Calming’ soft chews for cats & dogs. These are highly palatable and contain natural ingredients that help to calm pets during stressful times such as fireworks or travel. They can be given for short periods or as a dietary supplement long-term. Our chews do not contain any sedatives and are all natural ingredients.

These work really well on their own or in conjunction with Adaptil/Feliway calming plug-in devices.

Fireworks can be distressing for many pets and their owners at this time of year so we have put together some tips to help take the stress out of
Bonfire Night.

We offer a number of calming solutions such as dietary supplements, plug-in diffusers for the home and even calming collars that can all be purchased
over the counter.

The key to reducing firework stress is to be well prepared and begin taking steps before the event. Adaptil and Feliway plug-ins are best started a few
weeks prior.

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  • FEEDING TIME

    Feed your pets before dusk to help them settle

  • IN BEFORE DARK

    Make sure they are home and secure in plenty of time

  • REDUCE NOISE

    Switch on the TV or Radio to help mask the noise

  • ENVIRONMENT

    Set up a den or safe place with toys and blanket

  • WALK

    Try to increase exercise during the day

  • ORGANISATION

    Prepare for Firework Night well in advance

  • REASSURANCE

    Stay with your pet where possible and keep them calm

  • KITTENS & PUPPIES

    Young ones can be extra sensitive to loud noises

  • SECURITY

    Make sure all doors, cat-flaps and windows are secured to avoid your pet bolting if afraid

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