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Pets Scared of 4th of July Fireworks?

3 weeks ago
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Key Takeaways

  • We may not be able to completely eradicate our pets’ fear around 4th of July fireworks. 

  • But we can create a quiet space for them in an interior room in the home. 

  • By placing blankets, pillows, and other noise-canceling materials in a safe space, we can minimize their fear. 

  • Your veterinarian may also be able to suggest herbal or prescription medications to ease their nerves. 

  • Staying home is important if you know your pet will struggle with the flashing lights and loud explosions. 

Keep Pets Calm During 4th of July Fireworks

If your pet is prone to fear and anxiety over thunderstorms, it’s likely they’ll also have trouble with 4th of July fireworks. You probably already know the answer to the question, “Why are dogs scared of fireworks?” They’re capable of hearing sounds four times further away than humans. Whatever loud burst could catch us off guard is likely to be even more alarming for your dog. 

While everyone else is searching for fireworks near me, we’ve got you covered with pet safety tips to help your beloved dog or cat endure what may be a long and difficult night. Although it may not be possible to eradicate every sight and sound, there are several steps you can take to make it as easy as possible. 


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