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Fireworks petition backed by 358,000 people handed in to UK Government

RSPCA and the FAB Firework Abatement UK hand in petition today
Fireworks campaigners today handed in a petition backed by 358,000 people, calling on the government to restrict their use.

The RSPCA and FAB Firework Abatement UK today visited the Office for Product Safety and Standards in Birmingham with the petition which renews calls for an urgent review into the existing, outdated fireworks regulations in place.

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Fireworks petition

Fireworks campaigners today handed in a petition backed by 358,000 people, calling on the government to restrict their use.

Dogs Trust has advice to help dogs frightened of fireworks

Dogs Trust offers advice for owners to minimise suffering for four-legged-friends.

An estimated four million dogs are likely to be showing signs of fear or anxiety this New Year’s Eve, according to Dogs Trust, the UK’s largest dog welfare charity.

To help make fireworks less stressful for our dogs on New Year’s Eve and beyond, the charity is offering some immediate tips and long-term advice to dog owners available on their website.

1. Walk your dog before dark
2. Make sure your house and garden are secure

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Dogs Trust fireworks advice

Dogs Trust has some tips to help your dog stay calm during fireworks.

Ali Taylor's tips to keep your dog safe on Bonfire Night

Ali Taylor, Head of Canine Behaviour at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home and star of ITV’s Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs, is urging pet owners across the country to take precautions this Bonfire Night to help their pets cope with the stress of fireworks going off.
Ali Taylor with L-R Squirt, Bella and Enid.

Fireworks Night appeal and advice from Battersea

Autumn can be a difficult time for dogs - the days get shorter, and in the U.K. we have Fireworks Night with loud noises that many dogs find scary. Battersea Dogs and Cats Home would like your help to supply their dogs with rawhide bones to distract them from the fireworks, and they have advice for you too.
 
Dig up a bone for a homeless hound this Fireworks’ Night

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Fireworks, your dog and how to cope

By Nick Jones

Nick Jones of Alpha Dog Behaviour discusses fireworks, and how to cope.

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Canine solutions to bonfire night blues!

By Doreen Simpkins

Every year dog owners everywhere, are desperate to avoid their dogs becoming distressed as a result of the noise made by fireworks. Life can be a misery as fireworks are no longer confined to one night! As a canine counsellor or trainer, who believes in a gentle holistic approach, the following article includes information to help you and your dogs in the run up to bonfire night and beyond. The information provided is to help you the owner, make an informed choice and is not intended as a substitute for appropriate veterinary attention.

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