Guy Fawkes is fast approaching and while fireworks are enjoyed by us, but for our
furry friends including - cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs and birds, fireworks are terrifying!
Keep your pets happy and safe by checking out our top tips and products below.

1. Check your pets microchip, collar and ID tag details are up to date

Each year many pets are reported missing, ensuring your pets details are up to date will help them get home if your pet does get scared
and runs from your property. Click here to check and update your details held on your pets microchip with the New Zealand Companion Animal Register.

2. Be prepared - Guy Fawkes is a one day holiday, but fireworks can be let off at anytime.

Having anxiety relief products on hand will help minimise stress, we recommend products such as the Thundershirt or natural sprays
like BioPet and PetCalm which help calm pets.

3. Feed your pets before the fireworks start

A full stomach will make your pet more sleepy and help the relax.

4. For dogs, let them go outside for a toilet stop before the fireworks start

For our feline friends, make sure you provide them with an indoor litter tray.

5. Keep your pets indoor where possible with the curtains pulled

This will keep the fireworks out of sight and help to hush the noise of fireworks.

6. Turn on the television or stereo

This can can help to disguise the sounds of fireworks.

7. Provide small pets with extra bedding to burrow in

For small pets living outside, be sure to keep one side of the enclosure covered with blankets to help sound proof it.

8. Have your pets favourite snuggle toy and bed ready for them

Providing your pets with these items will help them to feel comfortable.

9. If your pets want to hide, that's ok - let them.

Trying to get them to come out of hiding may stress them out more.

10. Avoid cuddling your dog when they are scared!

We know it can be hard to resist cuddles, but try not to reward your dog for being afraid.