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Advice on pet safety during firework season from Watford-based National Animal Welfare Trust
A Watford animal welfare charity is offering advice on keeping pets safe during firework season.
The National Animal Welfare Trust (NAWT), a Watford-based rescue and re-homing charity, is offering a fact sheet on how to plan ahead and keep pets safe and less stressed through this year’s Guy Fawkes celebrations.
The free factsheet offers a range of pet care tips such as exercising your pet during the day so they are relaxed and tired in the evening, keeping them distracted with toys, games and food-filled toys and even creating a den with their favourite blankets and bedding so they can feel comforted if they get scared or feel anxious.
Jackie De Friez, centre manager, said: "With dozens of private and public events planned in the coming weeks, it is often a tough time for the animals in our lives as they fear the loud noises, bright explosions and crowds of people.
"Sometimes it just takes some very small adjustments to a pet’s routine to make it easier for them to cope."
The free downloadable fireworks fact sheet is available on the NAWT website at www.nawt.org.uk.
For more information, contact 02089 500 177.
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