It's Chinese New Year Eve today and many of us will be home with our families to usher in the new Dragon year. And of course, one of highlights of the Chinese New Year celebrations is fireworks!
While fireworks may be exhilarating for us humans, it can be quite terrifying for our pets, both cats and dogs alike. So folks, please ensure that your pets are safe tonight.
Put your cats in cages and cover the cages to give them a sense of security.
Ensure that your dog is secured and has a safe place to "hide". If your dog is crate trained, put him in his crate before the fireworks start. And give him a nice treat to chew on and keep him occupied. If you have a Thundershirt, put it on before the fireworks as well to help keep your dog calm.
It is important to secure your pets to prevent them from getting frightened and disoriented, which may cause them to try to find somewhere to hide and in that process either get lost or injure themselves.
And in the mean time Happy Chinese New Year folks.