It’s 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.