PET OWNERS are being urged to make sure their animal is safe and stress-free on Guy Fawkes Night.

The RSPCA is asking Bromley residents to spare a thought for their pets while they’re enjoying fireworks displays across the borough.

While animal lovers are enjoying the fireworks and bonfires, their pets could be terrified by the explosions or injured by the flames.

So RSPCA experts have come up with a list of tips for keeping cats, dogs, and smaller pets such as guinea pigs safe and calm over the Novermber 5 weekend.

- Keep cats or dogs indoors when fireworks are likely to be set off, and remember to lock the catflap.

- Close all windows and curtains and switch on music or the TV to drown out the noise of fireworks.

- Leave your cats or dogs to take refuge in a corner if they want to do. Don’t try to tempt them out as this could cause more stress.

- Never show anger if your cats or dogs make noise, hide or pace around.

- For dogs, ask your vet about a plug-in diffuser which disperses a calming chemical into the room.

- Small animals, such as rabbits and guinea pigs, which live outside should be brought into a quiet room, well insulated outhouse, garage or garden shed.

- Provide extra bedding for your smaller animals so they have something to burrow into.

- Cover aviaries, hutches and cages with blankets to block out the sights and sounds of fireworks, but make sure that you leave gaps for ventilation.