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Spreyton Tas 7310
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Invermay Tas 7248
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Moonah Tas 7009
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The following information is appropriate for domestic pets, especially cats and dogs but may be useful for other domestic animals too.
Horses can also become extremely anxious from loud noises and escape – we recommend you consult your equine vet for advice on preparing your horses.
Eliminating pet anxiety and phobia of loud noises will take time and a planned approach. It is not easy but through a combination of desensitisation, distraction, providing a comforting environment and where needed medication, you should be able to reduce your animal’s anxiety and keep your pet safe.
Follow these tips to prepare your pet for the fireworks season.
If you won’t be home during the fireworks, make sure your pet will be safe.
During fireworks or thunderstorms, the best thing you can do for your pet is provide it with a safe and comfortable environment and give it no further reason to be fearful. Having you there will help provide your pet with comfort and support.
If your pet becomes extremely anxious around loud noises, you should immediately begin desensitisation training or visit your vet to discuss medication options. Anti-anxiety and sedative medication can help, and your vet will be able to give you the correct dosage for your pet.
Contact your local council and check your local paper to find out where and when festivities, particularly fireworks in your local area are planned. Some councils permit fireworks at Christmas festivals in addition to New Years Eve so you may need to schedule your visit to the vet before Christmas.
Gradually exposing your dog to loud noises may, in time, desensitise your dog to the fear it associates with loud noises.
Credit RSPCA VIC