Many cats and dogs are afraid of loud noises. Some may go on to develop a phobia, which means they experience an extreme reaction to a particular stimulus or trigger, such as noise. Phobias get worse over time and most pets don’t tend to ‘grow out of’ a phobia.
Preparation is very important if your pet is to get through firework night or a similar event, with the minimum of fear and stress. Resolving your pet’s firework fear or phobia is all about developing an action plan. Whether you are planning ahead or have left it till the last minute, there is still something you can do to help your pet.