The fireworks have already started.

9 ways to keep pets safe and stress free on Bonfire Night

Well, the fireworks have already started as Bonfire Night approaches.

Loud bangs and flashes created by fireworks can frighten dogs, cats and small animals, so pet experts at Pure Pet Food have advised owners to take precautions and plan ahead to help keep animals calm in the lead up to Bonfire Night.

Dogs and cats might panic and flee at the sound of a firework bang, so make sure that if they do run off, theyll be able to be returned to you safely.

1. Microchip

Dogs and cats might panic and flee at the sound of a firework bang, so make sure that if they do run off, theyll be able to be returned to you safely.
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Top up your pets water bowl  dogs in particular. Anxious dogs pant more and get thirsty.

2. Water

Top up your pets water bowl dogs in particular. Anxious dogs pant more and get thirsty.
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Take your dog for a walk before it starts to get dark, as it might be a while before its safe for them to venture outside again to go to the toilet!

3. Walk

Take your dog for a walk before it starts to get dark, as it might be a while before its safe for them to venture outside again to go to the toilet!
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Make sure you shut all of the doors and windows and draw the curtains. This will help to block out any flashes of light and reduce the noise level of fireworks.

4. Security

Make sure you shut all of the doors and windows and draw the curtains. This will help to block out any flashes of light and reduce the noise level of fireworks.
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