It's great to have fireworks available at different times of the year, whether for patriotic or celebratory purposes. Since the Fourth of July is just a few weeks away, people will be loading up on fireworks.

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It's about handling fireworks safely as humans and taking proactive steps to keep our dogs safe during the fireworks season. The stress caused by the loud explosions can be extremely hard on our pets, underscoring the need to help them through the night.

Lots of pets experience severe stress at the mere sound of fireworks. They hyperventilate and shake, desperately seeking a quiet place to hide, a common reaction among many pets.

 

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These are some tips professionals recommend for helping Family Fido survive fireworks. Try these steps to keep Man's Best Friend calm during fireworks.

Be sure to set up a safe, quiet place for them. This can be made comfortable with pillows, blankets, and their favorite toys, providing a secure haven during the fireworks.

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Outside is the worst place for them. Be sure to bring your dog inside until the celebrations are over.

It is a good idea to chip your dog, or at least have a collar that identifies them if they panic and can escape.

It would help if you exercised them before the fireworks go off. Make sure they get a walk and take care of their potty needs.

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Background white noise or calm music is a great idea. My boy, Tex, enjoys Classical Piano.

Most pet stores or farm supply stores sell several options for calming supplements that work well. If your dog freaks out badly, talk to your veterinarian about a prescription to calm it before the night.

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Fireworks can be fun and exciting, but never take your dog to a fireworks display.

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