- Your Perspective: You head to the park for the local fireworks show. Since it’s outdoors and the weather is right, why leave your pooch at home?
- Their Perspective: The crowd ooh’s and ahh’s after every explosion, but your pet only hears loud, threatening noises. The flashes and burning smell of pyrotechnics add fear and panic.
- Signs of Distress: Pets have keen hearing that make them more sensitive to the sounds of fireworks. Typical stress signals include heavy panting, trembling, hiding, and drooling.
Consider keeping your pet company when there are fireworks (or thunder) are in the air, perhaps even making or buying your dog a thunder shirt.