Fireworks can cause stress for many dogs.
Take your dog on a long walk BEFORE the fireworks. This will help tire them out physically and mentally and hopefully relax them. A good snooze after a long walk may be just what they need to avoid the fireworks frenzy.
Don’t bring your dogs to the fireworks. Even if they are okay with the noise, it’s usually crowded with lots of activity and if they get loose, there is danger of serious injury. If you do bring your pup, be sure they are wearing identification. A microchip is the best backup I.D., in case they get out of their collar. July 5th is one of the busiest days at shelters due to runaway, fearful dogs.
Never leave your dog in the car! NEVER. Period.
Leave you pup home in a safe environment. Perhaps with some calming music and a safe chew toy. Better, yet — keep them company! Play some fun games like hide and seek with toys and treats.
If your pup is excessively stressed during fireworks, please do stay home with them and consult your vet ahead of time. There are various things that may help, such as anxiety wraps, rescue remedy and other herbal or homeopathic remedies.