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Oct 01, 2019

Halloween is a time of fun and silliness for humans. However, people forget the impact Halloween activities have on pets. Irish pet retailer and grooming studios, Petmania are highlighting the importance of keeping pets safe. They are urging pet owners to remember that Halloween activities can scare and be of danger to their beloved pets.

The Halloween season is a time of great disruption for pets. Pet owners know the struggle of trying to calm a distressed pet during fireworks and numerous calls from trick or treaters. To manage this, Petmania advise all pet owners to create a safety den. This will to minimise and help pets through this stressful period.

Key elements to create a safety den for pets:

  • Bring your pet to a quiet room, away from the main noise source such as the front door, doorbell and fireworks.
  • Provide a covered crate, this will allow pets to relax in a dark space which should bring comfort for them.
  • Ensure they have a comfortable bed placed inside the crate.
  • Don’t forget their favourite toy or blanket.
  • Treat puzzles are fantastic for offering a distraction.
  • Karma wraps are stress relieving coats that hug dogs tight to help calm and relax them.
  • Pheromone diffusers and natural calming tools such as Pet Remedy, Adaptil or Feliway ranges which are available in Petmania.
  • Keep them company, a companion pet who isn’t as stressed or a calming human friend should stay with the pet if they are distressed.

Emily Miller, Marketing Manager with Petmania says, “Halloween is a time where we need to take extra care of our pets. A safety den is a brilliant tool to keep pets at ease. The most important advice we can give is to keep pets indoors for their safety.”

For more information on creating a safety den and keeping pets safe this Halloween, contact a Petmania pet expert in one of Petmania’s 12 stores and grooming studio’s nationwide. 

  • Registered Office: Unit 12, Kilkenny Retail and Business Park, Smithlands South, Springhill, Kilkenny. R95 Y26C Ireland. Vat No. IE9668306G, Company Reg. No. 446299. WEEE Registration Number: IE00231WB. Directors: E. O'Keeffe, S. O'Keeffe, S. Daly. Images are for illustration purposes only. All prices and information is subject to change without notice. Care information contained here-in is provided as a guide only and further reading or medical advice may be required. Pet owners are advised to consult their veterinarian if in doubt as to their pet's health. The Petmania name and logos are trademarks of Petmania. Unauthorised use may result in legal action.


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