Keeping Your Dog Comfortable During Fireworks This 4th of July
More dogs run away on the 4th of July than any other day of the year. While most dog owners think they have a safe and secure home, it’s always beneficial to make sure your dog’s environment is ready for a chaotic evening once the fireworks start.
It is important to understand why dogs are afraid of fireworks and what you can to do make the experience less stressful. Whether you’ve been through a 4th of July with your dog before or this is your first one, proper precautions should always be taken.
In the below infographic we go over several ways to ensure your dog is comfortable during fireworks this 4th of July.
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