8 Tips for Keeping Your Pet Safe During Fireworks and Festivities
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8 Tips for Keeping Your Pet Safe During Fireworks and Festivities

Oct 24, 2023

As the festive seasons of Guy Fawkes and Diwali approach, we at Purple Cow wanted to remind all pet owners of the importance of keeping your furry friends safe and calm during these times of excitement and celebration. We are committed to the well-being of your beloved pets and want to provide you with some valuable tips to ensure they stay happy and secure during the fireworks and festivities.

1. Safety Starts at Home

Your home is your pet's sanctuary. Make sure it's comfortable and secure by creating a safe space where they can retreat to when the fireworks begin. Fill this space with their favorite toys, blankets, and anything that makes them feel at ease.

2. Indoor Staycation

The most effective way to protect your pets from the stress of fireworks is to keep them indoors during these events. This will minimise their exposure to the loud noises and bright lights.

3. Block Out Distractions

Draw the curtains or close blinds to minimize the flashing lights from fireworks. You can also help drown out the sounds by playing calming music or white noise.

4. Provide Anxiety Relief

If your pet tends to get anxious during these celebrations, consider using anxiety aids. These can include pheromone diffusers, anxiety wraps, or consult with your veterinarian for prescription medications to keep your pets calm.

For horses, B-Quiet can help calm horses who may suffer from stress or anxiety during fireworks.

5. Exercise and Distraction:

On the day of the festivities, make sure your pets get plenty of exercise in the morning to help them burn off excess energy. Provide them with engaging toys or treats to keep them occupied during the evening's events.

Walk your dog during daylight hours to avoid times when fireworks are likely to be set off.

6. Secure Identification

Ensure your pets are wearing collars with up-to-date tags and have them microchipped. This provides a safety net if your pet happens to escape during a moment of panic.

7. Be Their Comfort

Pets can sense your emotions, so stay calm and reassuring during these times. Comfort your pets if they seek it, but don't force them into stressful situations.

8. Prevent Accidents

Store fireworks, candles, and other potential hazards out of your pet's reach. These items can be tempting but are dangerous to their well-being.

At Purple Cow, we understand the deep connection you have with your pets, and we're here to support you in providing them with a safe and loving environment. We offer a wide range of products designed to enhance the well-being of your furry companions.

Our commitment to your pets' happiness goes beyond providing high-quality products. It's about fostering a community of responsible and caring pet owners who prioritise their pets' safety and comfort. By following these tips, you can help make Guy Fawkes and Diwali celebrations enjoyable for both you and your beloved animals.

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