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Helping your CAT feel safe during firework season.

October 23, 2018 | by verity.ramus@hooknortonvets.co.uk | Pets

Cats are excellent at disguising anxiety, but do also suffer from fear of loud noises. Spraying, under or overeating and excessive grooming may be a sign your cat is afraid of fireworks. To help your cat, try creating a secure environment. See below for some handy tips.

» Provide plenty of cosy and safe areas for hiding (especially high up), this helps cats to feel safe and secure.
» Lock all doors, windows and cat flaps to avoid unwanted escapes.
» Calming smooth music, toys and treats available for distraction.
» Litter trays for each cat in the household plus one extra.

One week before the event:
» Ensure microchip data is up to date/ your pet is implanted with a microchip. We can scan your cat F.O.C. to check the microchip data.
» Plug in a pheromone diffuser into your cats preferable room. HNVG stock Feliway®, feel free to contact us if you would like more information, or to order one for your cat.
» Create several hiding/cosy areas within the house.

The day of fireworks:
» Bring your cat inside and block any exits to the house.
» Do not fuss your cat in his/her hiding place and try to act normal.
» Darken down the room and put on some calming background noise.

After the event:
» Leave the pheromone diffuser on for at least 1 week post event.

HNVG stock Feliway® pheromone diffusers, please contact us to find out more.

Written by verity.ramus@hooknortonvets.co.uk

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