While some areas of the Tri-State have banned all types of fireworks, it's naive to think there won't be any going off around the area. Many pets are scared to death of those big sizzles, pops and booms. Here are some tips on how to keep them safe and secure.
First, if you're going to a fireworks show, keep your dog at home. If you must, turn on a TV, bathroom or microwave fan or somethiing else that will keep outside noises blocked or at least muffled.
Nationally, the first business day following July 4th is the busiest at animal shelters for lost and found pets. “The thunderous noise from firework displays often frightens and disorients pets, and as a result they will often bolt from their owners or yard trying to get away from that noise," says Sydney Long of the Vanderburgh Humane Society. “Even the most social, easy going pets are often affected.”