Researchers from the University of Liverpool are calling on dog owners to take action well before bonfire night to avoid unnecessary distress to their animals.
Although it is relatively common for dogs to have fearful reactions to loud bangs such as fireworks and thunderstorms, the study found that very few owners seek help. Of those that do, many leave it so late that short term medication is the only option.
Dr Radford from The University School of Veterinary Science is calling for more education for vets and owners around the subject of firework stress in pets. He said: "What this study has really shown us is that fireworks begin to be a problem well before the official date, so vets and owners should get ready well in advance of the big night.”
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