How to Reduce Your Pet's Anxiety this Firework Season

How to Reduce Your Pet's Anxiety this Firework Season

How to Reduce Your Pet's Anxiety this Firework Season

How to Reduce Your Pet's Anxiety this Firework Season

 Here are Doghouse's top tips that have been proven to work



The breathtaking bursts of fireworks illuminating the night sky often bring awe and delight to many, but for our canine companions, it's a different story altogether. Dogs commonly find the explosive sounds and bright lights of fireworks to be distressing and anxiety-inducing. As responsible pet parents, it's crucial for us to ensure our beloved dogs feel secure and safe, especially during celebrations involving fireworks.

Top tips for keeping calm on firework night

  1. Walk during the day when it's light outside
  2. Make sure the curtains are closed to avoid big flashes of light scaring your dog
  3. Keep doors locked to avoid your pet bolting and running off when scared
  4. Provide lots of snuggly blankets and a cosy corner for them to hide in to feel safe
  5. Give Dorwest calming remedy throughout the day and other sleepy snacks to keep them feeling relaxed
  6. Keep the TV or radio on for distracting noise
  7. Stay with your dog at all times so they know they're safe
  8. Reassure them but don't overreact - they will be able to sense your stress so keep as calm as possible!

Top 7 products for keeping calm

Here are our top 7 products for reducing anxiety in dogs and other pets. Some are specifically designed for reducing stress and others we’ve just found to be useful at distracting your dog and keeping them busy to forget about their anxieties!


Dorwest Calming Remedies

scullcap and valerian dorwest for dogs

The specially selected ingredients in our Scullcap & Valerian Tablets work together to help tackle stress, fear and anxiety in your pet. There are no quick fixes when it comes to successfully helping your dog to manage their anxiety or fears for the long-term. Often, gentle and consistent behavioural work and training are required to help them to respond more positively to stressful situations, which takes time.

However, these Scullcap & Valerian Tablets help to naturally relax your pet, with the active herbs naturally supporting the calming pathways within the nervous system, reducing anxiety without immobilising muscles or causing drowsiness. They don’t make pets dopey or wobbly – in fact they are widely used for agility and show dogs when they need to be alert and focussed, but calm. Scullcap & Valerian Tablets help tackle stress, fear and anxiety, whatever the cause, so you and your pet can relax, no matter what.

From £11.50.


Anti-Anxiety Snuggle Beds

anti anxiety dog beds

This donut style Hem and Boo dog bed is designed specifically for dog's who love to curl up in comfort, while reducing their anxiety. The science behind it shows that the raised sides and snuggle soft shape reminds dogs of being curled up next to their mother when they were just a young puppy. Perfect for puppies who will appreciate the hug and warmth of the material around their body.

From £29.95.


Doghouse Functional Calming Treats

calming pet products

Enjoy a more peaceful nights sleep with these Functional Calming Dog Treats from Doghouse! Specially formulated to help calm and relax your pup, these delicious treats contain natural ingredients and are easy to administer. Convenient and nutritious, help your pup find calm amongst the anxieties of daily life.



These brilliant toys are great at distracting your dog when smeared with pastes such as peanut butter or wet food. The varying ridges on the LickiMat each have a different effect on your dog, the “Soother” is particularly calming and often recommended for puppies but equally brilliant for older dogs at stressful times. We’ve created a fabulous video where we talk much more about these brilliant toys on our YouTube channel as shown above. They’re even great for freezing, so why not cover in some of our Organic Peanut Butter for Dogs as a ready-to-go soother whenever you need it.

From £7.00.


The Dog House Sleepy Snacks

sleepy snacks bedtime biscuits the dog house

These fantastic bone shaped treats were developed from a recipe crafted by Michel Roux and contain Flaxseed, Camomile and Pumpkin seed (an effective source of tryptophan, encouraging the synthesis of serotonin and melatonin). These sleep enhancing treats work perfectly as a regular treat for bedtime but can also be used to reduce anxiety. Plus, they come in a beautiful storage tin so what more could you need?!

From £11.50.


Plug-in Calming Diffuser by Pet Remedy

plug in diffuser from pet remedy to help your pet with stress and anxiety

Pet Remedy offer a wide range of calming solutions for your pets including a plug-in diffuser which is a long term solution to treating your pet’s stress. It can be left plugged in for 6-8 weeks and refills can easily top it up after this duration. Natural active ingredients from a blend of essential oils including Valerian will reduce stress levels in a wide range of pets, even in humans too!

From £7.50.


Pet Blankets

dog blankets for firework night

A blanket can be a really simple way of reducing your pet’s stress. They can provide a safe place for your dog to hide from anything that is causing stress and if you wash with your laundry detergent then snuggle up with it on the sofa for a few nights, it should start to smell like you and therefore your dog will associate it with safety. Great for burying under and creating a warm space to hide in all evening, sounds great to us!

From £14.


We hope this blog post will help lots of you who are concerned about your pet's anxiety levels and hopefully by introducing them to more people and other dog's, this will slowly help with their anxiety and get them back to their happy selves!


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