Cat and dog owners don’t often see eye to eye, but when it comes to the first week in November, past differences are being put aside. According to Petplan’s pet census, almost eight in ten of cat (79%) and dog (79%) owners think that all loud fireworks should be banned, and they are supported by the same number of vets (80%) who participated in the annual census.
Petplan Vet of the Year Brian Faulkner explains, “Injuries to pets due to fireworks are usually caused as a result of them fleeing in fear of the loud bangs and flashes. I once treated a Staffordshire Bull Terrier that bolted across a road when a firework exploded and was hit by a car. Luckily he survived the collision, although he did suffer a dislocated hip and a shattered leg.
It is not uncommon for cats to go missing at this time of year also as [...]
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