Pawsitively Safe Diwali - Celebrate with Your Furry Friends
Diwali, the festival of lights, is a time for joy, celebration, and togetherness. It's a time when families come together to light lamps, burst fireworks, and exchange sweets and gifts. However, it's important to remember that our furry friends, our beloved pets, may not share the same enthusiasm for the festivities, especially when it comes to the noise and pollution associated with Diwali.
In this blog post, we will delve into strategies for creating a Diwali that is safe and enjoyable for your pets, ensuring the well-being and happiness of your beloved four-legged companions throughout the celebrations. This one is a must read for all Indian pet loving families! Send it to your friends and family if you want a pet-friendly day!
Create a safe space for your pet: Designate a quiet, comfortable area in your home where your pet can retreat to if they feel stressed or scared. With the fireworks and onset of guests and family into the house pets can feel overwhelmed with the enthusiasm and smoke indoors.
Noise and Firework Safety:
Keep your pets indoors! Wether you have a hamster, a dog, a cat or a bird this rule goes for all! Fireworks can be extremely frightening and loud for pets. Make sure your pets are safely indoors during the fireworks.
Use earplugs or calming music: Some pets may benefit from wearing earplugs or listening to white noise like the fan or music to drown out loud noises.
Consider anxiety-reducing products: There are various pet-friendly anxiety-reducing products available, such as tablets and sprays that can keep your pet relaxed.
Opt for pet-safe decor: Avoid using decorations that can be hazardous to pets, such as candles or open oil Diyas they could step on or knock over. Do not leave fireworks and open flames unattended.
You can buy and release air lanterns from your terrace instead of bursting loud crackers in your driveway.
Secure electrical cords: Ensure that any lighting or electrical cords are safely out of your pet's reach.
Share pet-safe Diwali treats: Prepare or buy special treats for your pets to enjoy during the festivities. Remember they are going to be begging for treats but ladoos, sweets and payasams can be hazardous to their health! Ensure all guests feed your pet their own special treats!
Have the contact information for a nearby veterinarian handy in case of any emergency. Hold on to any lost pets that run into your house or lane to escape the fireworks and try and find their owners after the display is over.
Some animals especially the streeties who are terrified may show signs of aggression when approached so give them food, water and shelter to gain their trust!
Diwali can be a fantastic time for you and your pets if you take some simple steps to make it pet-friendly. By following the tips we've shared in this blog post, you can ensure that your furry pals have a safe and stress-free Diwali. So, let's enjoy this festival of lights with love and consideration for all our family members, including our four-legged buddies!