Just as with the 4th of July, tonight the air will be rife with the sounds and colors of fireworks, celebrating the incoming new year.  Many dogs and pets are terrified of the loud noises so for the safety of your canine companion, follow these fireworks safety tips.

  • Make sure your dog has identification on it. Fireworks cause many dogs to panic and reports of lost and missing pets tend to escalate as dogs seek any way possible to escape from the sounds including jumping over or digging under fences, busting through doors or windows.
  • Walk your dogs. Play with them. Get them tired.
  • Keep all your pets inside the house, give them a ‘safe’ area.
  • Turn on the radio or the television to mask the sound of fireworks.
  • Don’t take your pets to any public celebrations. The events will be crowded and fraught with odd smells and sounds and unpredictable behavior.
  • Understand that the fact that a dog had no problems last year means nothing this year. As dogs get older, their ears are more sensitive, and dog’s hearing is already 10 times more sensitive than ours.

For more information on helping to keep your dog safe and stress-free as possible today, check out; Dogs & Fireworks – Some Professional Advise

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