Keep your dog safe on firework night

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Dog owners are being urged to make sure their pets are kept safe and secure on firework night.

Bangs and flashes from fireworks can cause distress to many animals and ahead of bonfire night East Lindsey District Council is encouraging dog owners to take measures to ensure their animals have a stress free and safe evening.

Council dog warden Sue Farenden said: “Bonfire night is the worst evening of the year for many animals. If your dog has previously shown signs of fear caused by fireworks, talk to the vets before Bonfire Night. The vet will advise on ways to reduce anxiety. It is also important to make sure your pet is micro-chipped and that they are wearing a collar and tag in case they try to escape.

“Make sure that your dog gets a long walk during daylight hours and is fed over half an hour before the fireworks begin. Shut your windows, draw curtains and close doors to disguise noise. Putting the TV or radio on can also help. Ensure your dog has a safe place to settle down and try to create an area with blankets and toys.”

To contact the council’s dog warden call 01507 601111.