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How to Ensure Your Pet Safe This Diwali?

Make this Diwali special for animals too by keeping your pet safe from unbearable sensitisation through bursting of crackers

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Keep your pet Hydrated During Diwali. Pixabay.

Diwali being the auspicious festival of peace and prosperity is meant to spread happiness among all. Nevertheless, it should not become someone’s misery and disregard animals out of the scenario. According to PETA, Diwali appears to be more like a ‘terrorist attack than a festive celebration to dogs, donkeys, and other animals’. This Diwali these tips will keep your pet safe in the festivities and ensure animal safety all the while you enjoy the celebration Diwali.

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Stay around with your pet indoors during firebursts outside. Pixabay.

Symptoms you should watch out for in your pet:

  • Any excessive trembling, panting or salivation
  • Untimely urinating or defecation
  • Excessive barking, fear or aggressiveness, crying
  • Loss of appetite or not eating for more than two days

Animals are very sensitive to noise and the sound of bursting crackers create unbearable sensitization among them. Use pet earmuffs to avoid stress and assure safety to your pet during Diwali.

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Avoid any sparkles near your pet that would annoy it. Pixabay.

Few aspects to be noted by Pet owners for keeping their pet safe in Diwali:

  • During any fireburst in your neighbourhood, protect your pet indoors and stay with them, if possible
  • Play some soothing music in the room where the pet is kept, to keep it calm and divert it’s attention.
  • Draw down the windows and curtains and turn on the TV or radio to obstruct the outside noise.
  • Keep your pet hydrated as the noise causes a lot of anxiety in the animal.
  • Check out for unrestrained behavior by unkind people who tie firecrackers to the dog’s tails and, if required, report them to the police.
  • Visit a veterinarian and get an anti-anxiety shot or homeopathic medicines for your pet to keep him undisturbed.
  • To maintain that your pet dog is not lost to you forever, make him wear an updated pet tag describing your contact information on it.
  • Keep a watch on animals wearing collars and tags who seem to be lost. Take them to your local animal shelter, or look after them until their home can be found.
  • Desist and discourage people from saying NO to noisy firecrackers.

This Diwali celebrate peace with your loved ones and also give a chance to the animals to reside peacefully. Animals are also living beings and have sentiments similar to us. We must educate children to be empathetic towards animals and take specific care during Diwali for keeping their pet safe. This festive season illuminate your home with diyas, candles and other ornamental artifacts that are friendly to all.

-Prepared by Bhavana Rathi of NewsGram.  She can be reached @tweet_bhavana

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Delhi’s Air Quality Leads To Ban On Trucks And Construction

The measures include a ban on industries using coal and biomass, brick kilns, construction activities and entry of trucks into Delhi.

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A man walks in front of the India Gate shrouded in smog in New Delhi, India. VOA

With no improvement in the air quality of Delhi-NCR even three days after Diwali, the environment authority on Saturday extended the ban on the entry of trucks, construction and polluting industries.

The Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA) on Saturday ordered the Delhi government to extend the ban which was imposed on November 2.

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As pollution levels spike, Delhi and its satellite towns are enveloped in a haze of smog. VOA

The restrictions imposed till November 10 were extended to November 12, by when there will be an improvement in the air quality of Delhi-NCR, as forecast by pollution monitoring agencies.

The restrictions were imposed by the EPCA under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP).

Delhi’s air quality started deteriorating a day after Diwali to “severe-plus” or “emergency” due to fireworks and weather conditions like wind speed and dipping mercury, leading to lower dispersion rate of pollutants. The Air Quality Index (AQI) on Saturday was 401 or “severe”.

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A bird flies past the Humayun’s Tomb shrouded in smog in New Delhi, India. VOA

“The CPCB-headed task force has informed EPCA that given the prevailing adverse conditions, the following measures will remain until November 12, when it will further review the situation and inform us,” said EPCA Chairman Bhure Lal, in a letter to Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, the Delhi Environment Secretary and the Delhi Pollution Control Committee.

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The measures include a ban on industries using coal and biomass, brick kilns, construction activities and entry of trucks into Delhi. The restrictions exclude power plants and waste to energy plants. (IANS)