Advice and treatment for pets and their fear of loud noises and fireworks

Fireworks displayAs the festive season is almost upon us, give a thought to your pets. The loud bangs, noises and bright lights over the Christmas and New Year can be very stressful and painful as animals have really acute hearing.


Advice and guidance:



1. Mills, D. (2005) Management of noise fears and phobias in pets. In Practice, 27 (5), pp. 248-255

2. Curtis, T. (2013) Noise & storm phobias in dogs. Today's Veterinary Practice, 3 (5), pp. 53-56

3. Buchan, G. (2009) Fireworks and noise phobias: effective approaches. Veterinary Times, 39 (41), pp. 26...29

4. Estelles, M. G. et al. (2005) A retrospective analysis of relationships with severity of signs of fear of fireworks and treatment outcome in 99 cases. Current issues and research in veterinary behavioral medicine. Papers presented at the 5th International Veterinary Behavior Meeting, pp. 161-164

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Photo: taken by Kabir Bakie at Blue Ash Community Fireworks Show July 4 2005. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license