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Abstract Every year thousands of animals will suffer as a result of fireworks being let off. Blue Cross animal hospitals across the country see a marked rise in pets requiring medication during such stressful times, and many animals are brought into Blue Cross adoption centres having run away from home. Animals have very acute hearing. Loud bangs and whistles may cause them actual pain in their ears. But by following these simple guidelines your pet need not suffer.
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Deborah Maron

Publisher The Blue Cross
URL http://archive.defra.gov.uk/foodfarm/farmanimal/welfare/documents/fireworks.pdf
Language English
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  1. Acute pain
  2. Animal welfare
  3. Birds
  4. Cats
  5. Dogs
  6. Health
  7. Horses
  8. Pet ownership
  9. Pets and companion animals