Dog owners in the UK will soon be on an annual dog watch. Bonfire night is an annual event each November 5 but these days it extends for days, weeks or months. Modern Fireworks are noisy to say the least. The dark days of November will begin to sound as if War has broken out as fireworks continue to be enjoyed by some and hated by others. For pets such as dogs, and their owners, it is a nightmare.
With an expensive price tag fireworks do not come cheap these days. All of that aside though people never consider the effect all of this has on various pets and animals, unless that is they are a an animal owner.
So what can you do to help your pets through this British bonfire season?
If you have an animal that is very frightened consult your veterinarian. One dog we owned sometime ago was so scared that he would become very ill. Eventually the vet prescribed a mild sedative. Once my dog had taken his medication he would happily almost smile his way through the thunderous firework displays.
If you know that there will be fireworks, for example 4th July in the USA or 5th November in the UK forward planning will help.
By all means enjoy your fireworks but give a little thought to pets and their owners. Fireworks these days are used to celebrate birthdays, New Year Christmas or just about anything. Fine if the display is short lived. Currently in the UK, nights that have fireworks will have the noise and bright lights from early evening until midnight and beyond. Years ago Bonfire night was over pretty quickly.
What does amaze me us is that as each person seems to be pleading poverty these days, people can afford to buy such fireworks to excess and constantly. Surely this money could be put to better use?