Pet Holiday Safety

Terre Haute, IN - Fireworks are a tradition on Independence Day, and in the coming week there will be many personal and large displays. But before you attend these events you should think about your pets.

Fireworks may entertain humans but dogs don't react so kindly. The loud booms created by the devices often scare animals and create anxiety and fear.

Dogs can also become upset which can cause them to do damage to their home but for some pet owners there is a way to minimize these situations.

"There are medicines that could help with that but you would have to get them before-hand. Also realize that fireworks happen much longer than after the Fourth. If you have a dog that's upset with fireworks you want to do everything you can to really relieve their anxiety." said Lori Weaver, Veterinarian.

The Wabash Valley Animal Hospital also warns that the medicine for dogs should not be a long term solution and to keep pets away from fireworks if possible.

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