More pets run away on the Fourth of July than any other day of the year.
Fireworks are a fun and exciting way to celebrate holidays like Independence Day. For dogs, though, those loud booms and flashing lights aren’t so fun.
More pets run away on the Fourth of July than any other day of the year. So it’s critical to ensure people can identify your dog and contact you if he runs off out of fear. Getting him microchipped well in advance of such holidays is a smart decision. It’s also a good idea to attach identification tags to his collar.
Below are some reasons dogs are scared of fireworks, followed by ways you can help ease your dog’s fears and keep him calm.
4 Reasons Dogs are Scared of Fireworks
1. They’re Loud
Most fireworks make some kind of loud sound. Dogs have a more acute sense of hearing than humans, so those loud booms, crackles and whistles are alarming.
2. They’re Unpredictable
You expect fireworks…