The 24 hour period from New Year’s Eve through to New Year’s Day is the busiest time of the year for the Home. During this time we are inundated with lost and anxious pets that have fled their homes in fear of planed and illegal backyard firework displays.
On top of New Year’s Eve firework displays, Victorians are also bracing for another run of hot days and possible thunderstorms – which are common at this time of year. This means pet owners need to take extra care this week to keep their dog or cat safe.
To help pet owners this week, we have put together some tips for pet owners to help keep their pet safe in the lead up to 2016.
Never leave your pet in the car unattended. The consequence of leaving them in the car, however briefly, can be fatal.
If you want more information about hot weather and your pet, check out our Heat Stress and Your Pet fact sheet, here.
The Pets-A-Loud team caught up with Dr Trepheena Hunter, Animal Behaviour Manager at the Home, to get some helpful tips on how to keep pets calm during firework displays. Hit play on the audio below to find out more.
Fireworks and thunderstorm care – part 1
Fireworks and thunderstorm care – part 2
Always make sure your pet is identified with a microchip and collar tag. Make sure your contact details are also up-to-date, so if they go missing, you will be reunited.
For more tips on how to care for your pet during fireworks and thunderstorms, take a look at our Fireworks, Storms and Your Pet fact sheet, here.
For up to date information on weather go to the Bureau of Meteorology.