Diwali is one of the most happening events in a year, this festival of light and joy is celebrated in a grandeurs way all over India. People are happy excited during this time and in this enjoyment they forget about taking care of their pets.
Now one may be wondering that what special care pets need during Diwali time? In India Diwali celebration is not just accompanied with light but also with sound. Due to this pets really get petrified and they desperately seek for some relief from this. The main reason behind this is the hearing capability of pets are more than that of humans, so what is loud sound for us, it is unbearable for them. It may so happen that pets can also develop a traumatic noise experience, thus read on these tips and know different ways by which you can protect your pet from such traumatic experience.
Keep your pet in one room which has less number of windows or close all windows. Do not push the pet into the room all of a sudden. Few days before that feed the pet in that room; spend some time with it there. Leave the pet with some food and water and try that at least someone must be there with it.
The pet may also choose a different location to hide, so wherever it prefers to hide allow it to do so create a comfortable corner in the room for the pet. Prepare a place where they can hide and make it comfortable with old clothes and a cushion. Make it such that the pet feels comfortable hiding there.
Make sure that you draw curtains of all rooms so that it does not feel any vibration, if required play a soft music, it must not be very loud just play it on a medium volume
One may also take some medicines from the vet to reduce the anxiety and fear of pets
Another safe Diwali tips for pets is to use some natural therapies are also beneficial for calming the pet. Lavender oil, bach flower extracts etc. are useful in making the pet stress free.
It is better to bring your pet in home before fire work starts, try to put large cotton ear balls in their ears so that they are not so disturbed by sound.
NEVER make your pet accustomed to the sound, some pet lovers try to do this with thinking that the pet will get used to the sound and will not be frightened anymore. Contrary to this the pet will become more aggressive and will be frightened more. Remember that on certain things humans and animals do not responds in the same manner.
DO NOT shout at the pet even if it does not listen to you, it will be more scared and will associate you with fear.
Follow these basic safety tips for pets during Diwali so that it stays happy during this festive season of light.