Fireworks advice forpet owners
Vets are urging animal owners in Rutherglen and Cambuslang to start preparing their pets now to prevent possible distress during the fireworks season.
At up to 150 decibels, fireworks can be as loud as a jet engine and, with many animals particularly sensitive to noise, this can be a traumatic and upsetting time of the year for pets.
If your pet is severely distressed by fireworks or other noises, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) encourages you to visit your vet to discuss treatment options.
A phobia of fireworks can be effectively treated with behaviour-modification techniques, which can achieve long-term success with professional input and owner commitment and patience.
Ensure your pet is microchipped and your details are up to date on the database, in case it runs away from home.
Move small pets such as rabbits and guinea pigs to a quiet place indoors. Close windows and curtains and provide background noise to help mask the fireworks.