LETTER: Spare a thought for dogs

Fireworks festivities are set to go off with a bang over the next few weeks.

While this signals fun for people, a recent survey from Dogs Trust revealed 72% of pet dogs are frightened of fireworks, and 90% of dog owners say that they alter 
their routine during the November celebrations around fireworks night and during Diwali to try to minimise the trauma on their petrified pooches.

If you’re organising a local fireworks display, please consider your neighbour’s pets. Forward planning can go a long way to make life less stressful for pets at this time.

For advice on how to make fireworks season less of an ordeal for dogs visit www.dogstrust.org.uk/az/f/fireworks.

Julie Morrison,

Dogs Trust Training and Behaviour Adviser.