Calder Autumn/Winter Offers

Pet Health Club

If you join our Pet Health Club between now and the 31st December you automatically get 1 month for FREE. Click our Pet Health Club link for more information about what’s included. Our Pet Health Club gives you preferential rates and discounts on your pets preventative healthcare.

Refer a Friend

Already one of our clients? Got a family member or friend who also has a pet? If you refer a new client to us, we will give £5 to you, £5 to your referred friend and also £5 to our chosen charity, the Blue Cross. Contact your local branch today to get further information.

Adaptil Diffuser

Buy an Adaptil Diffuser from any of our branches between now and December 21st and get 10 FREE Adaptil Express Tablets. Contact your local branch today for more info and to book your Free Pet Anxiety appointment.

Feliway Diffuser

Buy a Feliway Diffuser from any of our branches between now and December 21st and get 60ml Feliway Spray FREE. Contact your local branch today for more info and to book your Free Pet Anxiety appointment.

We have lots of hints and tips below to help you and your pets throughout the fireworks season – you can also book a Free Pet Anxiety appointment at any of our 13 branches where we can tailor the advice to your personal circumstances.


Keeping safe and sound

Top tips for dogs

  • Walk your dogs early to ensure they are back indoors before the fireworks begin.
  • Make sure all windows and doors are safely closed in case your pet tries to run away.
  • Make a den so your dog has somewhere they feel safe and secure.
  • Close curtains to reduce the impact of flashes and put the TV or radio on to drown out the noise of fireworks.
  • Make tasty treats or toys available as a distraction.
  • Don’t respond to the noise of fireworks yourself.
  • Try to ignore any reactions your dog makes to the fireworks – they may see this as a sign that you are worried about the noise yourself.
  • Consider using a natural calming product available from your vets.
  • If your dog shows significant signs of anxiety, feel free to arrange a visit to come and see us, we are here to help.

tips for dogs

tips for dogs

Top tips for cats

  • Make sure your cat is microchipped to increase the chance that you will be reunited if they do get scared and bolt.
  • Make sure all windows, doors and catflaps are safely closed before the fireworks begin.
  • Provide a litter tray in a quiet area of the house. Do this well before the days fireworks are expected so they become familiar with it.
  • Close curtains to reduce the impact of flashes and put the TV or radio on to drown out the noise of fireworks.
  • Don’t disturb your cat if they find somewhere to hide when the fireworks are going off. Cats find a good hiding space comforting.
  • Try to ignore any reactions your cat makes to the fireworks – they may see this as a sign that you are worried about the noise yourself.
  • Consider using a natural calming product available from your vets.
  • If your cat shows significant signs of anxiety, feel free to arrange a visit to come and see us, we are here to help.

tips for cats

tips for cats

Den making tips for dogs

  • Make the den at least a couple of weeks before the expected fireworks to allow time for familiarisation.
  • Choose a room your dog is used to and preferably one you will be in during firework times.
  • Use bedding they already have so it has a familiar smell.
  • A puppy crate is an ideal starting point if you have one.
  • If you don’t have a crate, an enclosed area of the room is helpful, for example a gap between the sofa and the wall.
  • Use blankets to cover the den to create an enclosed and darkened area.

den making tips for dogs

den making tips for dogs

Signs of anxiety in dogs

  • Hiding
  • Trembling
  • Abnormal vocalisation (barking or whining)
  • Panting
  • Pacing or circling the room
  • Displacement behaviour like excessive yawning or lip licking
  • Need to stay close to their owner

Signs of anxiety in cats

  • Hiding
  • Scratching furniture
  • Urine Spraying
  • Overgrooming (can lead to hair loss)
  • Pacing
  • Vocalisation

anxiety in dogs

anxiety in dogs

anxiety in cats

anxiety in cats

For more handy pet care tips, please contact one of our Branches.

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