Tips to ease pets' fireworks fears
Last updated 7/3/2008 at Noon
While the Fourth of July is a time for fireworks and celebration, for many pets and their owners it can be a nightmare. The loud noises, flashing lights and smell of sulfur can cause excessive fear in pets.
Nervous behaviors such as trembling, whimpering and panting may be distressful to the pet, but the animal’s natural response to flee from what he interprets as a threatening situation may result in serious injury.
Some dogs are so frightened by fireworks that they may run through glass windows or escape from the yard and run the risk of being hit by a car.
Here are a few tips from H...