Regardless of how dull or stressful our lives have been throughout the year, the festival of Diwali brightens our lives and houses with warmth and happiness. The love and cheer in the atmosphere around us let the sorrow and difficulties take a backseat.
Diwali is also a celebration of togetherness and bonding but more often than not it triggers behavioral changes in pets and stray animals. These may include fear, anxiety, aggression, etc. Some hide, some bark while some even stop eating properly. Breeds with shorter snout have respiratory issues during this period and a lot of pets go missing and the pet parents aren’t able to track them down.
As for the strays, they go into hiding and venture out only once the celebrations are over. Due to this, they lose the lookout for food and go hungry for days together. Also, a lot of them get injured due to crackers or come under moving vehicles due to the panic caused.
Here are a few ways you can enjoy a pet-friendly Diwali
Most importantly, make sure your pet is wearing a name tag on their collar to ensure safety in case they escape. It helps someone reach out to you and get them back home safely.
Let's celebrate with love, light, and pledge to make it a pet-friendly Diwali.
Team Petsy wishes you and your family a happy and safe Diwali!