How do I know if my cat is worried about fireworks? Although loud noises can alarm cats they are not thought to suffer from sound sensitivities as dogs do. The bigger problem for cats is the changes to their environment or routine when they are outside less than normal.
A few simple changes to their environment can really help cats cope during firework season and the winter months in which they spend much more time in the home.
Signs to look out for include:
- Acting withdrawn
- Hiding away
- Less interaction with you
- Vertical scratch marking
- Spraying/peeing on objects in the home
- Over or under eating
- Excessive grooming
If you have any questions at all, you can speak to a vet or nurse at your local practice and they will be happy to answer any other questions you may have.