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Some simple, soothing ways to keep your pets calm this firework season in London

In this two-minute read we look at ten
steps you can take to soothe pets through the anxiety-inducing fireworks
season.

Halloween has been and gone and next up on
the calendar is Bonfire Night.

Some people enjoy it. Others endure it.

One thing is for sure, and that's with all
the loud bangs, strange sounds, and unexpected flashes it's a testing time, to
put it mildly, for our pets.

At Holland Properties we love people,
properties, and pets and that's why we've collated these six tips for animal
lovers in London.

Check out these ten tips on keeping animal
calm from the RSPCA:

1)
Give them a walk during
daylight hours to avoid times when fireworks are likely to be set off.

2)
Close windows and curtains to
stifle the sound of fireworks.

3)
Put on the TV or radio to mask
the firework sounds.

4)
Create a quiet 'safe' space
where your dog can feel in control.

5)
Make some hiding places around
your home where they can retreat to.

6)
Give them a little extra TLC
(tender loving care, that one's from us).

Advice for cat owners:

7)
Just like you would do for dogs
provide hiding places in your home.

8)
Get them inside. Cats can
become more stressed if they're outside during fireworks.

Advice for small animal owners (rabbits,
gerbils etc.)

9)
Partly cover outside cages and
pens with blankets to create an area which is quieter and hidden but make space
for the animals to look out and see where they are.

10)
Ensure there's bedding small
animals can burrow in as it helps them feel safer.

At Holland Properties we are all about finding you
a home you AND your pets will love and feel safe and comfortable in.

If you have any questions about what's
happening in the London property market right now, please get in touch.

Thanks for reading.

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