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It’s Firework Time – Don’t forget your pets

In this two-minute read we look at what you can do to soothe pets through the anxiety-inducing fireworks season.

Bonfire Night is upon us and while some enjoy it others endure it however with all the loud bangs, strange sounds, and unexpected flashes it can be a testing time for our pets.

Here at Martin & Co we love people, properties, and pets and that's why we've collated the following tips on keeping an animal calm from the RSPCA:

Advice for dog owners:

1) Give them a walk during daylight hours to avoid times when fireworks are likely to be set off.

2) Close windows and curtains to stifle the sound of fireworks.

3) Put on the TV or radio to mask the firework sounds.

4) Create a quiet 'safe' space where your dog can feel in control.

5) Make some hiding places around your home where they can retreat to.

6) Give them a little extra TLC.

Advice for cat owners:

7) Just like you would do for dogs provide hiding places in your home.

8) Get them inside. Cats can become more stressed if they're outside during fireworks.

Advice for small animal owners (rabbits, gerbils etc.)

9) Partly cover outside cages and pens with blankets to create an area which is quieter and hidden but make space for the animals to look out and see where they are.

10) Ensure there's bedding small animals can burrow in as it helps them feel safer.

At Martin & Co we are all about finding you a home you AND your pets will love and feel safe and comfortable in.

If you have any questions about what's happening in the local property market right now, please get in touch.

Thanks for reading.

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