The ten items that can help keep your canine calm this Bonfire Night: From medication to foam-filled earmuffs, we give you the lowdown on the best ways to protect your dog from a fireworks freakout
Adaptil Calm-on-the-go dog collar, £14.90 (small) or £15.79 (large)
Diffuses copy of a pheromone released by a mother to calm her pups. Activated by body heat and lasts four weeks.
YuCALM dog tablets, £9.31
Tablet added to meals containing natural ingredients such as lemon balm, fish protein and B vitamins to help raise doggy dopamine levels.
Thundershirt anxiety vest, £30
Tight-fitting coat, pictured, works in a similar way to swaddling a baby. Hugs the body ‘for a dramatic calming effect’.
A poll carried out by the RSPCA found 62 per cent of dog owners reported signs of distress during the fireworks season – and 54 per cent of cat owners
Pooch & Mutt Calm & Relaxed mini-bone treats, £2.39
Wheat-free biscuits contain camomile and the sedative herb valerian to aid relaxation, soothe nerves and boost serotonin levels.
Petcube Bites wi-fi monitor camera with treat dispenser, £179
Canine cam links with an app to monitor your dog. It has a wide-angle view, zoom, night vision and a two-way audio link, so you can reassure your dog. Box holds up to 2lb of biscuits to dispense remotely.
Calming music for dogs, £7.99
Classical and lounge-style tunes curated to keep dogs happy.
Homeopet Anxiety drops, £9.99
Homeopathic drops including rhododendron, borax and camomile can be added to food or water.
Clix Noises CD for dogs, £6.39
Desensitise your dog to ‘scary’ noises such as fireworks and babies crying by playing this CD of specially recorded sounds regularly before Bonfire Night.
Mutt Muffs, £99.99
Foam-filled earmuffs are ‘contoured to the shape of a dog’s head’ and held on with adjustable straps.
Pet Remedy calming spray, £18.50, and diffuser, £21
Blend of essential oils to trick ‘over-stimulated nerve cells’ into thinking they’re getting a calming message from the brain.
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