Ahead of Bonfire Night and Diwali, it’s time to start thinking about how you can help make these celebrations less stressful for your pets.
Fireworks can be a huge issue for animals and although they shouldn’t normally be set off between 11pm and 7am, the rules change during celebratory times, when they can be let off until midnight on November 5 and until 1am on New Year’s Eve, Chinese New Year and Diwali.
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This Friday the 13th, we’re hoping you’ll put aside your superstitions and consider opening your home to a black cat.
Across our centres black or black and white cats and kittens are constantly overlooked because they’re branded ‘unlucky’ - but we know them not to be!
In our Hertfordshire centre alone we have five black cats all waiting for a forever home, and across the NAWT we have 15!
Earlier this year we hosted a live Q&A with Dr Liz Bales and Laura Crotch Harvey of Burns Pet Nutrition over on our Facebook page, and to celebrate rehoming month we're posting some questions from the event!
If you have any pet nutrition questions, please contact your local centre.
Q: Why does one of my cats daintily eat a small amount of and then five times out of 10 make her way to the windowsill and sick it up?
With the popularity of Chinese lanterns increasing, especially during times of celebration, such as the upcoming Diwali and Bonfire night celebrations, we consider the danger these lanterns pose to wildlife and field animals, and the damage they can cause.
Although these lanterns are a pretty sight flying across the sky, and seem a wonderful way to celebrate, the potential for harm when they land can be horrific.