Fourth of July is the busiest night at Emergency Vet Hospitals around the country. Dogs have extremely sensitive hearing. Loud fireworks not only hurt their ears, but also frighten them. You should never take your pet with you to a fireworks show. Instead, leave them inside the house in an enclosed area. Many frightened dogs have been known to hurt themselves jumping through windows and can easily get lost in the panic of running to escape the noise. If you must leave your dog unsupervised inside the house, be sure to leave the television or radio on for background noise. Obviously, you don't want to leave a channel on that has a fireworks show.
For more information on ways to make your pet comfortable this holiday season, click on the following links:
Dogs and Storks
ASPCA Fourth of July Tips
We wish you and yours a safe and happy 4th of July!