Charity offers advice for Bonfire Night

Wednesday, 26th October 2011

Pet medication may be needed ahead of Bonfire Night if an animal is particularly scared of loud noises, the Blue Cross has said.

The charity has issued a number of tips for owners in regards to how owners can make the evening less stressful for pets.

It suggests finding out what events are happening nearby, as well as checking with neighbours as they may be setting off fireworks next door.

The charity suggests bringing small animals indoors, closing all doors and windows and blocking off cat flaps to prevent them running off if they get scared.

It also states: "If your pet is particularly scared of loud noises, now is the time to speak to your vet about the best way to address the problem. The recommended treatment, if any, will vary depending on the individual pet but there are a number of ways that we can help frightened pets."

Microchipping is also recommended should as it is the best way for them to be recovered if they do run away.

Bonfire Night will take place on November 5th.