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Simple ways to ensure your pet's safety this Diwali

01 Nov 2013 | by Shilpa Mishra | Posted in: Wag Wiki

It’s Diwali, time for loads of fun, delicious food and celebrations with friends and family. Many of us have taken to the ‘green’ version of this festival. Nevertheless fire crackers are a part of Diwali. This is a fun festival but can be quite taxing for your pooch.Tips to keep your pet safe this Diwali
As much as we love to celebrate Diwali and would like to believe that our pets do too, it is in fact a strenuous time for them.  One thing you can do to reduce the stress in your pet is try to be with him or her through the evening this will help to calm down your pet a little. 
Fire crackers can accidentally even hurt your pet at times. So here are some pointers that will help your pet and you as well to ensure safety and peace for your pet.
  • It is very important to keep your pet indoors when the people are bursting fire crackers.
  • Ensure that your pet has a name tag with the owner name and phone number attached to its collar to ensure that even if runs away. Your beloved pet can be returned to you, in case you have an unfortunate incident.
  • It will be easier for your pet if the windows and doors are closed and the curtains are always drawn on Diwali night.
  • Pets should be taken out for a walk much before the celebrations start.
  • It is integral to pacify your pet at regular intervals to ensure that it is not scared or agitated in any way.
  • If possible it will be really nice for someone to be there with them at all times.
  • Keep a first aid kit handy at all times; which include de stress tablets, gauge, betadine ointment and cotton
  • If you have stray dogs around you then try not to burst crackers around them
Diwali is an occasion of joyous celebrations and the fun multiplies when we celebrate it with out loved ones. Hope these tips are helpful and you and your furry pal have loads of fun. Have a wonderful and prosperous Diwali!


I use a homeopathic product sold in the US called FLNA which is an acronym for Fireworks, Loud Noises, Anxiety, which is remarkably effective in calming my severely agitated dog down from the noise of firecrackers. I have tried many things before but so far this is the best. Its available on Ebay US.I hope it works for your loved one.

By: BRIAN DSOUZA | 02 Nov 2013

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