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Not everyone enjoys fireworks on Australia Day

No loud noises please, humans.
No loud noises please, humans. Ljupco

THIS Australia Day, be wary of the effect fireworks can have on your beloved pet, Nadia Crighton from Pet Insurance Australia has warned.

As the skies light up around the nation, many dogs and cats will be overcome with fear and anxiety, she said.

"Australia Day is one of the biggest events on the Aussie calendar, but it's important that people consider their pets during this time of year," Ms Crighton said.

Many dogs and cats go missing during celebrations, with fireworks being one of the main culprits alongside gates and doors being accidentally left open.

"It's not uncommon to have a dog or cat who is simply terrified of the loud bangs caused by fireworks," Ms Crighton said.

"This can lead to unfamiliar behaviour in your animal and may cause much stress for owners and pets."

As celebrations get underway for this patriot holiday a little extra consideration for your furry friend is a good idea.

From making a 'pet safe' area to playing soothing music or keeping your cat indoors for the evening can help alleviate some of the stress.

"Another good tip is to ensure your gates are clearly signed with a reminder to your guests to CLOSE THE GATE," Ms Crighton said.

"Many dogs go missing during celebrations from guests not closing gates and doors correctly."

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