Is my dog scared of fireworks?

While many of us look forward to celebrating the fireworks season (which now continues until the New Year) it can be a very different story for our pets! The loud bangs and pops can have our dogs quivering in the corner!

Signs to look out for include:

  • Ears back
  • Excessive panting
  • Drooling
  • Shaking
  • Hiding away
  • Barking excessively
  • Messing in the house

Firework fears are very common in dogs and can range from mild to extreme.  If they are not dealt with quickly they can get worse over time and be very difficult to resolve.  

Does your dog have a fear of fireworks? You can find out by answering a few simple questions:
Once completed it will tell you how severe your dog's problem is and also give you advice on what to do next.

Follow this Link to a survey created by Jon Bowen and Jaume Fatjo (Vet specialists in behaviour).

If your dog is really affected by fireworks, we recommend consulting your vet or local accredited behaviourist for help and advice. 

Why not read our next blog "Keeping Dogs Calm during fireworks?"