The days around Halloween and Bonfire Night can be a scary time of year for dogs, even those who normally take things in their stride. You can help alleviate your dog’s fears by remembering to walk him well before dusk, and feeding him earlier too; making a safe den area for him to retreat to should he need to; closing the curtains and turning up the TV or radio; and perhaps preparing in advance by playing a sounds desensitisation CD (or fireworks sounds on YouTube) prior to the big night.
You could also try a calming diffuser or spray such as Pet Remedy, which is deal to use in the period leading up to Bonfire Night and on the night itself. It’s a natural way to tackle stress and anxiety, and its blend of essential oils and herbs have been clinically proven to help soothe anxious dogs.
Using the calming spray on your dog’s bedding gives an immediate soothing effect, while the plug-in diffuser works by slowly releasing a calming blend of essential oils over a period of up to six weeks. The diffuser costs £20 and the spray is around £18 for 200ml.
To find out more tel. 01803 612772 or visit www.petremedy.co.uk
● We have 10 calming Pet Remedy packs to give away, each consisting of a Pet Remedy plug-in diffuser, worth £20, and a 15ml refillable Pet Remedy spray, worth £6. To enter, click here putting ‘Pet Remedy’ in the subject box. Entries close 15 October 2014 and 10 winners will then be drawn at random.
● Plus, we’re giving away another identical 10 Pet Remedy packs in the latest Dogs Monthly – see page 31 of our November issue for details of how to enter.
br> Add your comments on this article.