Spotting the signs
in your pet
Just a trip to the kennels or cattery can manifest signs that they're not coping; sometimes this may be the same as a trip to the vets if these are the only times the pet travels in the car.
of adaptive behaviour
With 73% of owners saying they have a pet
who is scared of fireworks, help and support of vets and behaviourists can play a key role in helping you cope with your pet's unusual behaviour.
Guide to your
There are various reasons pets experience uneasiness, usually when they are in unusual situations or when they need to adapt to new environments. Therefore each pet is managed on an individual basis.
Common causes of pets not adapting to their environment
Even the most seemingly innocuous situations and experiences can trigger your pet's uneasiness when they are in unusual or unpredictable situations. Different animals are not all susceptible to the same things, for example some dogs enjoy parties and the attention of many people all at once and some react very differently, hiding away. Some cats love being picked up and others definitely don't.
A survey by a leading veterinary charity, where owners answered several questions, has revealed that 73% have a pet who is scared of fireworks. A quarter of these giving multiple answers described how their pet responded, with 77% cowering and hiding, 75% trembling and shaking, 28% disinterested in food and 22% with excessive barking. (Online PDSA survey of over 200 pet owners)
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