July 4th Fireworks Warnings For Your Dog

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You and I as humans have so much fun on July 4th.

The food, the games, family…

…and then there are the fireworks!

What fun…

…but do you know – your dogs don’t see it or hear it that way.

The noise of all the fireworks you enjoy can be quite nerve racking for your dog.

So, does your dog require anti-anxiety meds?

You might want to know that:

More dogs run away on July 4 than any other day of the year, according to national statistics. Across the country, local shelters experience a 30 percent to 60 percent increase in runaways over the holiday.

This article offers some suggestions to keep your dog Safe and Sane

When scared of sounds, dogs often prefer small enclosed areas, said Sarah Williamson, the executive director of the Forsyth Humane Society.

She urged pet owners to keep their pets secured inside during fireworks and make sure they have identifying collars or microchips, just in case.

Distractions are also a good tool to keep pets calm.

Read the entire article at the source below.

Source: Winston Salem Journal


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