The BSAVA’s scientific committee has created a policy statement on the management and treatment of firework phobias in dogs.

The BSAVA’s scientific committee has created a policy statement on the management and treatment of firework phobias in dogs.

fireworksThe BSAVA said that that while this weekend provides a chance for people to dress up in warm clothes and head out to a fireworks display, it is a time dogs can potentially suffer.

The statement says: “It is recognised that dogs may show signs of fear or phobia of the loud noises associated with fireworks. It is the duty of veterinary surgeons to recommend and support evidence-based therapies for this noise fear or phobia in order that they may improve the welfare of animals under their care.”

The statement goes on to offer recommendations and guidance for short-term management and longer-term therapy.

You can find out more online at www.bsava.com here.

 

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