Guidance to help owners keep their pets and horses safe during firework season.
- Find out the times and locations of planned firework events in your area.
- Walk your dog during daylight hours to avoid times when fireworks are likely to be set off.
- Try to keep your dog and/or cat indoors for the evening and provide quiet spaces for them to retreat, or hide, if necessary.
- Close windows and curtains to quieten the sound of fireworks. Playing calm music or watching TV can also help to create a peaceful atmosphere.
- Avoid leaving your pets at home alone during potentially distressing times.
- Find out the times and locations of planned firework events in your area. Event organisers must not plan fireworks near horses in fields or stables.
- Tend to your horses as usual and keep them in safe, familiar environments. This could mean leaving them outside during the fireworks if this is their normal routine. If they are particularly frightened of fireworks, you may want to consider stabling them overnight.
- Stay safe and watch out for startled horses to avoid injury.
- The morning after fireworks, it's important to do a health check on your horse to ensure their wellbeing and check for any visible injuries.