SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)—The noise of fireworks can be disorienting for some dogs and for others it sends them into an absolute panic, which is why Independence Day can be a tough holiday for pets.
Dr. Jennifer Scarlett, president of the San Francisco SPCA, jokes that dogs have “officially” voted it their worst holiday. But all kidding aside, she has listed some sound advice for what to do to protect your pooch from the loud sounds.
Don’t take your dog to a fireworks show if you know your dog is fearful of loud noises. Try to be home that night. Shut your windows and close your blinds. Maybe even put on some music or a television show to help calm them.
If your dog is known to be extremely fearful you might want to get them some medication from the veterinarian to help them.