Care against crackers

Oct 22, 2014, 07:50 IST | Kartiki Nitin Lawate

The festive season, despite its bonhomie, is harshest to one of man's best friends — the dog. the guide doles out handy tips on how to make this Diwali a hassle-free one for your beloved pet

It is a season where the celebrations take over the normal rhythm of everyday events. While we are rejoicing over festivities, our pets are the ones who bear the brunt of the noise and the commotion. Most of them are scared and they bark and howl incessantly. It is important to understand that dogs and cats have stronger hearing abilities; also the dogs are sensitive to vibrations caused by loud noises. So, one needs to take extra care of pets during the Diwali season.

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Dr Kallahalli Umesh, Waltham Scientific Communication Manager, South Asia, Mars India, shares, “Diwali is a crucial time when our pets get a bit confused with the sound and the light changing in the surroundings. As we make our kids understand the new activities around them, the same goes for our pets also. We need to help our pets become comfortable with such changes and get rid of their fear”.

Here are a few tips that pet parents can abide by:
>> Don’t take the pets out during this season.
>> Keep all the doors and windows closed to block out background noise.
>> The owner should behave like they do on a normal day so that the pet feels calm and also behaves the way it does in its normal routine.
>> Play soothing music so that the pet doesn’t concentrate on the noise.

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