Keep your dog safe during fireworks

free-vector-green-and-yellow-fireworks-clip-art_115743_Green_And_Yellow_Fireworks_clip_art_hightDog owners are being urged to keep their dogs safe as the fireworks season starts.

Said DogLost founder, Jayne Hayes: “This time of year is one of the busiest as dogs get frightened by fireworks and bolt.”

Whilst many return home on their own, or are found locally, others are often tragically involved in road accidents or hit by trains.

Said a DogLost spokesperson: “We have a few simple suggestions for owners to ensure they keep their dogs safe:”

  • Never take your dog for a walk after dark – even if you think he isn’t nervous
  • If you have to take him out in the back garden use a lead – dogs have been known to leap fences out of fear
  • Create a safe and secure ‘bunker’ in a familiar place
  • Invest in some Adaptil or a Thunder shirt if your dog is particularly nervous
  • Make sure he’s registered with DogLost should the worst happen

Continued Jayne Hayes: “Many owners get caught out because of the length of time that fireworks are being used. It is no longer just Guy Fawkes nights but also includes the Diwali festival.”

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