The ten gadgets that can help keep your canine calm this Bonfire Night

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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