Have a pet-friendly pawsome Diwali this year
It’s no big surprise that while festivals are fun for us, they aren’t for our pets. Diwali is around the corner and though we would be busy having fun with our friends and family, it might not the same for our pets. While we would be happily engrossed in the festivities, scared and petrified pets would be quietly sitting in a corner, waiting for all the chaos to end.
Here are some pawsome tips that can help you make this Diwali a little comfortable for your dear pets.
- If you have a sound-proof room, make sure you keep them in that room. The noise, air pollution is not just harmful to us, it has a bigger impact on the well-being of animals. The conundrum can leave animals in trauma that is often both psychological and physical.
- Try not keeping them on a leash indoors. Pets have a favourite spot that is a safe sanctuary for them. Freedom of movement ensures they have access to that.
- Keep the doors and windows tightly shut. Loud noises can scare your pet and make it run out of the door in a panic. Also, ensure they always have tags on them so that they don’t get lost. If you are worried about ventilation, you can add mesh to windows. This will seal them and prevent your pets from jumping out but at the same time keep them cool.
- To keep your dogs safe, modify their walk timings to the time when it’s less noisy outside.
- Ensure that the diyas, lanterns and other decorations are beyond your pet’s reach. They could prove hazardous. He could get entangled in wires and hurt himself.
- If your dog is scared, do not try to feed it. This could have a negative effect on the way he associates with the treats.
- Try using soothing fragrances to calm down pets. Natural fragrances help calm down anxiety in animals. It also keeps away the burning smell of firecrackers.
- Animals possess a heightened sense of hearing, and the noise from crackers can be very stressful for them. Human voice soothes them. If you are heading outdoors and leaving them behind, try leaving the radio or TV on. The human voices will make them feel a human presence near them.
If the harmful effects of noise and air pollution on the environment aren’t convincing enough for you, maybe you can act considerate for your beloved pet. And therefore, for your dog’s sake, have a noiseless Diwali.