Woof, meow! Fireworks are so scary! Fireworks are part of ringing in the Chinese New Year. This festive season can be a stressful time for pets. So it's important to look after your pets. Here are some tips on keeping your pets safe and secure during Chinese New Year.
Keep Pets Indoors
Fireworks, usually explosions of joy and cheer to ring in the Spring Festival, can mean nightmares for some pets. Fireworks phobia is common in pets. Dogs and cats who are leashed or caged outdoors often manage to escape out of fear from the loud noises such as fireworks. So always keep an close eye on your pet to prevent any problems. We strongly advise keeping your pet indoors and make sure he is wearing an ID tag at all times with up-to-date contact information, just in case he gets lost.
Provide A Safe Haven
Create a quiet space where your pet feels comfortable and safe. Do provide him some hiding places aroud your home. Dogs and cats tend to like dark, quiet and enclosed areas in which to rest. Let your pet hides from the noises as long as there is nothing harmful in the area or anything the pet might destroy. Make sure the designated hiding place must be accessible to your pet at all times. You can leave the TV or radio on at normal volume to mask the noises too. Alternatively, try these calming products.
Distract Them With Toys And Treats
Offer your pet his favourite toy or treat, or play some games with him. A puzzle toy is a great option to distract your pet from the fireworks and other noises. You can distract him from doing something undesirable with his favourite toy or treat depending on what he is motivated by.
Keep An Eye On Alcohol And Dangerous Food
Alcohol ingestion in pets can lead to depression, vomiting, and in severe cases, a serious drop in blood pressure and body temperature. Avoid feeding your pet foods that can be poisonous such as chocolate.