Itís normal if your dog gets scared.††Dogs have keen senses and acute hearing makes†them more sensitive to the sounds of fireworks. During fireworks, your dog may†experience†an increase in heart rate, a rush of adrenaline, and an increase in stress hormones circulating through the body.

Don’t bring your pets to a fireworks display, even a small one.

If fireworks are being used near your home, put your pet in a safe, interior room to avoid exposure to the sound.

Make sure your pet has an identification tag, in case it runs off during a fireworks display.

Never shoot fireworks of any kind (consumer fireworks, sparklers, fountains, etc.) near pets.

Other Safety Tips:

SUN: Protect your skin against the sun with SPF, drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.

POOLS: Keep an eye on young children, make sure floatation devices are worn – check for leaks.

BBQ: Make sure grill is in working order, don’t ignite charcoal with lighter fluid or gasoline, never lean over open flame.

FIREWORKS: Stay a safe distance away from any fireworks display. Children can be burned by sparklers as the wire remains hot enough to burn skin after the sparks have ended.

*All sparklers are for outdoor use only, never use indoors.

*Always wear eye protection when using sparklers.

*Never light more than one sparkler at a time.

*Never point a sparkler tube towards anyone or any part of your body.

*Keep sparklers and novelty devices in a safe secure location when not in use.

*Never use sparklers when under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

*Always keep an approved fire extinguisher nearby during a display.

*Never try to relight or handle malfunctioning fireworks.

*Douse malfunctioning and spent devices with water before discarding to prevent a fire.