Sounds of firecrackers have terrific impact upon the animals

Firecrackers give repeated nervous breakdowns

The worst-hit are the strays.

HSI/India has some ‘sound’ advice for making Diwali happy for the animals

By Alankrita Shri

New Delhi : The loud sound of firecrackers give repeated nervous breakdowns to dogs and cats, while birds and even cattle feel the after effects of the festival that fills the city with noisy celebrations with the bursting of firecrackers.

Dogs panic, they hide under the parked cars or find some hideouts. They stop eating food due to fire crackers.

Firecrackers are actually nightmares for animals and birds. The sudden rise in pollution and bright lights affects birds.

Cows and buffalos are also among the animals that get severely disturbed by the bursting fire crackers as their milk output falls, they suffer  gastrointestinal problems, pregnant cattle also suffer sudden abortions.

Meanwhile several researches stated that the pets had helped in minimising the distress level during Corona pandemic.

The  Humane Society International/India has urged the people to celebrate noise - free and animal - friendly Diwali in the to protect the pets.

The sounds of firecrackers affect terrifically the pets and the light and smoke emitted by firecrackers also disrupts their health.

Alokparna Sengupta, Managing Director of HSI/ India said, “Diwali is a vibrant time for people but can often lead to extreme stress and discomfort for pets and street animals. 

HSI/India has some ‘sound’ advice for making Diwali happy for the animals. It suggests to
keep pets indoors and in a familiar room, leave on calming music or the television, keep all doors and windows closed and draw the curtains to reduce the noise, put enough food and water for them and ensure someone to stay with them to comfort them.

It also suggested to refrain from setting firecrackers off near an animal shelter or zoo to avoid causing panic and fear among the inmates.

Consult a veterinarian in case of anxiety or distress from loud noises caused to the pets.

Ensure pets to wear collars and identification tags with current contact information.