Is your dog afraid of loud noises like fireworks? Most dogs are so scared they shiver, shake, run and hide or some even run out the door and get lost in the dark of night.
On July 4th – Independence Day – and other days of the year, fireworks light up the night sky. Some pet parents say their neighbors continually set off fireworks and firecrackers and their poor pets are disturbed and how terrified their normally calm pets become.
While humans may adore fireworks, for our beloved pets the sights, sounds and even the smell of fireworks are terrifying. Because fireworks are a sound that is out of the ordinary and are severely louder to a dog than to humans, no doubt your cherished pet (all pets) would be the most secure at home, with you. and hopefully so infrequent our dogs don’t have the chance to become accustomed to them and their fear is amped up.
Consider these tips to keep your dog safe and calm on the 4th of Julyand other times of the year when fireworks are lighting up the night sky.
Even after the fireworks displays are over, your dog may still be stressed and anxious. Don’t let them outside without being on their leashes. Also keep in mind that a stressed-out dog may act differently than usual and it’s up to you to keep a watchful eye on her.
Have a safe and happy Fourth of July. Keep your pets safe and comfortable and enjoy the rest of your summer!
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