Fireworks used to be a seasonal problem in the Autumn, but increasingly these days they are becoming a year round problem for sensitive pets.
Many dogs are simply petrified but helping them to cope with fireworks is not simply a matter of dishing out sedative drugs. These days, there are much better ways of helping pets overcome their fears, but they take time and effort and when the fireworks are already a problem is not the best time of year to start the desensitisation process.
If you have a dog that is fearful of fireworks, we recommend that you start thinking about this several months beforehand. In 2016, we will be starting our Scary Firework Treatment Programme in May, so make a note in your diary to book in for a consultation to give your dog a much happier time of things next firework season.
Of course, we can still help your pet in the short term right now, but as with most things, preventative measures are always better than short term cures.