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Seeing in the New Year – tips for supporting your pet

Although it feels as though we’ve only just had bonfire night, New Year, and therefore more fireworks, are just around the corner. Christmas can be a stressful time for your pet, with family visiting and changes to their normal routine. Then arrives New Year’s, where many across the UK will be bringing in 2023 with a fireworks display.

Many pets are particularly sensitive to sound and at up to 140 decibels, fireworks can be as loud as a jet engine, so it’s no surprise that this time of year can be distressing for our furry friends.

As responsible pet parents, we always want to do what’s best for our furry friends so we’ve put together our top five tips for supporting them this fireworks season:

  • Walk your dog during daylight hours to avoid times when fireworks are likely to be set off
  • Prepare a safe space for your pet. Provide toys and other things they enjoy to make it a safe retreat
  • Use pheromone diffusers around the home. These will disperse calming chemicals to help to reduce a pet’s stress
  • Play relaxing background music or turn up the TV to mask the sounds
  • Close windows and curtains so your pets cannot see the flashes outside