How to look after your cat on Fireworks Night
03 November 2019
It's well known that the sight and sound of fireworks can be distressing for cats, but there are plenty of precautions you can take to help your cat feel more calm on Bonfire Night.
For example, it might be a good idea to keep your cat inside during the night, as this means they are less likely to come across fireworks and the sound of them will be quieter indoors. Playing music or the television will also help stop your cat from getting spooked at sudden loud noises. If you know your cat gets anxious around Fireworks Night, you should avoid leaving them alone in the house because knowing you’re there might help them feel more settled. You can read more about how to keep your cats inside safely here or watch our video.
Another recommendation is to make a safe space for your cat, by giving them a cardboard box filled with blankets and putting it somewhere high up.
Try not to reinforce fearful behaviour by overly comforting a cat that looks anxious as this could make them feel more stressed.
If you are particularly worried about your cat it might be worth speaking to your vet.