Although personally, I think fireworks are some of the coolest things to experience as a human, do you ever wonder what it’s like for your pup during fireworks?
Over 75% of dogs experience stress and anxiety during fireworks. Why? Because there is no way to explain to them what it is. I mean, think about it. Fireworks really only happen three or maybe four days out of the year. So for them, it’s a random thing like thunderstorms that they think may cause them harm. It makes them feel vulnerable and confused, especially since they might mistake human excitement for nervousness or our own anxiety.
Like us, not only can dogs hear the noise of fireworks but they can also feel the unpredictable boom of fireworks. So really, even if your dog is deaf or close to it, they might still feel this anxiety because of the feeling they get while it’s happening.
With July 4th coming up, that means lots and lots of fireworks. It’s probably the most popular day for fireworks out of the entire year. So, do your pup a favor and read up to be prepared for them. PetMD gives several awesome tips on what to do for your pup during fireworks.