Be sensitive of pets during Fourth of July fireworks

Vet: Dogs hear fireworks the same as loud storms
Posted at 5:30 PM, Jul 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-03 18:30:23-04

MILWAUKEE -- Many of the noises in store this Fourth of July is not welcome by many pets.

An ER Veterinarian with Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists said dogs hear fireworks the same as a severe thunderstorm.

Dr. Megan Tremelling has treated injured on dogs after they have broken through windows and doors to try to escape the noise.

Some signs that your dog is stressed: extreme panting and drooling. The best thing to do is find them a safe spot.

"That might be in a basement, that might be in a closet, don't make them participate in the fireworks if they don't want to," Tremelling said.

If worse comes to worst, you can always contact your veterinarian to get medication to help ease the symptoms of stress in your pet.