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fireworks and pets

As a new member, I have probably missed postings on this subject. I have a small dog who is terrified of bangers and I dread bonfire night, Halloween and the seemingly countless religious festivals that entail constant loud bangs before, during and after the so called celebrations. my dog does not know what to do with herself, trembles and is sometimes sick and an upset stomach. i have tried the sprays,plugins, sedatives (which upset her anyway) she has a blast jacket from the US which helps a little. What I will do now is hold her and turn up the telly. I don't have any objection to quiet fireworks but spare us the bangs. I do wonder people can afford the prices these days, just to send up in smoke

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31st Oct 2015 00:08:57
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Hello, i'm also a new member and have just read your post about fireworks and dog also is terrified of loud bangs and I am also dreading tomorrow Halloween night, it's not just one night any more last year it went on for ten nights last year.i just let him go up stairs under the bed.close curtains and turn on radio for him then when it's over I have a right job getting him down stairs so he can go out to do what he needs to do before I cn got to bed.i too have no objection to fireworks if they were like the ones I grew up with now they are followed with loud bangs Will it ever get stopped I doubt it but it ought to be organised displays,but there will always be some morons that will carry on and have no thought for the poor animals that suffer.
Response from grangrad Original Poster made on 3rd Nov 2015 14:58:52
Hello Sabre, How was Halloween for your dog? For us it was quieter than expected, most bangs were from 9 pm through midnight. I had the TV loud and went to bed around 11. 30 but my dog would not go out for a wee, so I was up at 3 am to do the honours. I'm not looking forward to Thursday at all as it will probably go through Friday, Saturday and some of of Sunday. I just signed on line a Gov petition for the restriction of fireworks, they have 23 thousand plus signatures so far.
Response from sabre made on 3rd Nov 2015 22:34:14
Hello Grangrad. Halloween wasn.t as bad as we expected,like you we have trouble getting him out to do what he has to do bless him you can guarantee he just gets down for a wee and one will go off. like you I think Thursday Friday snd the week-end will be bad.our dog will go up stairs and get under bed till he feels safe to come down we took him to vets last week and they gave him Diazapam to help he has tablet just as it is going dark I find it does help.could you let me know where abouts I should look online as I would like to sign petition also. thanks.
7th Nov 2015 20:55:45
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my dog has only just calmed down after shaking for the last hour or so due to the fireworks. I'm dreading the weekends now until Christmas and New Year as the fireworks will probably be every weekend!! I have just ordered a plug in diffuser to try to calm him down. Has anyone else tried them and do they work? Thanks x
6th Nov 2015 14:51:15
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Yes I agree about the distress to animals. Im my opinion gireworks should only be sold for a short few days before 5th November and then stopped couplr of days after. Presently the animals are distressed from Halloween until after New Year celebrations.I havent any animals now but have had in the past. I have friends and family who feel the fireworks go on too long for poor distressed prtd.
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6th Nov 2015 14:44:51
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Hi All, I have just received an e. Mail about the petition I signed regarding further firework regs. The government have no plans to change the status quo, so that is that. i have sprayed Adaptil all over and I think it helps a little (this isn't an ad)
28th Oct 2015 14:07:49 (Last activity: 3rd Nov 2015 14:59:42)
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Our dogs are worried by fireworks. We used to have a German Pointer who was terrified and one fireworks night we went out and when we came back he had wreaked the kitchen. Poor chap we never did that again and every fireworks night after e used to stay in and keep the radio very loud so he didn't hear the bags etc
Response from grangrad Original Poster made on 3rd Nov 2015 14:59:42
Hello Wilf, How was Halloween for you ?

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