Prepare dogs for Bonfire Night fireworks now, not later - Yorkshire Post letter from the Blue Cross

From: Claire Stallard, Animal behaviourist, Blue Cross.

Bonfire Night might seem a long way away, but now is actually the perfect time to be helping your dog to start to prepare for the bangs and flashes on November 5.

We know the devastating effect fireworks can have on our pets.

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In the UK 70 per cent of owners report their pets being affected, some being physically sick and too frightened to leave the house for days after the fireworks have

A Newfoundland named Joe is walked into the first day of the Crufts Dog Show at the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre (NEC). Picture: Jacob King/PA Wire.


Blue Cross’s animal behaviour team has put together a step-by-step guide and video you can use to work with your dog over the next few months to help prepare them for fireworks season and also provides information on how to get more help if needed for your pet ahead of November.

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