Talk to your vet about options to manage noise phobias.

If you have a dog, take it for a walk in the afternoon, a few hours before dinner.

If you are home, avoid fussing over your pet but try to engage them in normal activities such as playing, and reward your dog for calm behaviour with treats or toys.

Create a comfortable space for your pet with curtains closed, put on music to help mask the outside noise.

Never tether your dog during these times as they can injure themselves when fretting.

Make sure your dog or cat is microchipped and that your contact details are up to date so that if they do accidentally escape they can be reunited easier. ID tags on their collar are also helpful.

Keep cats indoors, they will usually find their own place to hide and venture out when the noise stops.

Small animals should also be housed securely during fireworks.

Horses are particularly vulnerable to bolting when exposed to fireworks. If possible they should be securely stabled, or moved to a different location away from the fireworks display. Remove any sharp objects that might injure a panicking animal, cover stable windows to hide the sight of the fireworks and dim the noise, and make sure you supply plenty of food and water.