November 1, 2023 | News

Helping pets this Bonfire Night

Helping pets this Bonfire Night

Fireworks can be a source of anxiety for many animals. But you can help them feel safe this Bonfire Night with our top tips:


  • Walk dogs during daylight hours to avoid times when fireworks are likely to be set off
  • Close windows and curtains to muffle the sound of fireworks
  • Put on some music or tv to mask the firework sounds
  • Create a quiet space where your dog can feel in control
  • Create a safe den area or hiding place for your dog


  • Provide hiding places in your home
  • Keep cats in – cats can become more stressed if they’re outside during fireworks
  • Microchip your cats in case they’re startled and escape outside


It’s not just animals in the home that can be scared of fireworks – horses can be too.

  • Check locally to see if there are going to be any firework displays in your area
  • Where possible – tell the organisers of firework displays that horses are nearby and ask them to set off their fireworks in the opposite direction
More great tips on looking after your pets on Bonfire Night are available from Together for Animals member, Blue Cross.