Fireworks Freak Out

How you can help your furry friends combat their 4th of July anxiety


July 1, 2021

All Americans love the Fourth of July, right? Wrong. Most dogs - whether they’re an Irish setter, Akita, Australian shepherd, or originally from any other corner of the globe - hate being in the U.S.A. on this holiday. The sudden and somewhat random bangs and pops that fireworks produce scare them half out of their wits.

It really isn’t your dog’s fault that fireworks cause such an intense negative reaction. It very well could be inbred. The fear of loud and sudden noise is known as a “somatic” response. It’s involuntary and produces symptoms like trembling, rapid and shal...

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