It’s that time of year again when we clean off the barbecue, load up on hotdogs and celebrate our nation’s independence. While we might also look forward to the local fireworks display, the four-legged family members might not feel like celebrating. Dogs are often extremely frightened from the loud noise made by the fireworks.
Unlike humans, our pets cannot understand the concept of fireworks and shrug them off like we do. They become more frightened as the noise continues especially from rouge-not-so-legal -displays. Some dogs may be more startled due to their genetic predisposition, past experiences, and the fact that their hearing is more sensitive.