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Keep dogs safe and happy on Hogmanay

By David G Scott

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For dogs, New Year’s Eve can be scary with loud bangs from fireworks and noisy guests visiting.

Dogs may not be as keen as humans in celebrating New Year.
Dogs may not be as keen as humans in celebrating New Year.

Vet Physio, Tilly Wild, has shared 5 tips on preparing your pet:

  • Don’t fuss over your dog if they’re scared – this confirms there’s something to be afraid of
  • Put your dog somewhere they feel safe like a crate or pen – this will help to calm them
  • Provide you dog with lots of toys and treats – this will help to distract them
  • Set your dog up in the quietest space possible – this will avoid them becoming stressed
  • Set ground rules for any visiting children – this will keep everyone safe and avoid your dog becoming irritated or overwhelmed

More information can be found on the Matalan website: www.matalan.co.uk/christmas/the-pawfect-christmas

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