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How to keep pets safe from 4th of July fireworks

How to keep pets safe from 4th of July f

COACHELLA VALLEY, Calif.- - The Fourth of July is not too far away and it may be time to think about your furry friends.

The sight of fireworks always brings a sense of joy for many on the Fourth of July, but maybe not so much for the pets.

“Listening to fireworks all around the neighborhood, she became very nervous and timid,” Georgia Manning, a dog owner, said.

 

“The thing that you could do is put the music on to kind of abstract the booming that's going on outside,” Manning said.

For her, that means putting on some of her favorite music for her dogs.

“Maybe others pick opera, classic, but my babies like the jazz,” she said.

Others say their pets have been a little more adaptable to the booming noises.

“Just leave her be, and she just barks and that's it. No big deal,” Deborah Kuracina, a dog owner said.

“My dog is actually trained from an early age not to respond at all and just kind of ignore it, and she'll relax, and she'll sleep. She'll do everything as a normal balanced dog would do,”  Jim Piccioni, a dog owner, said.

Tom Snyder, CEO of Animal Samaritans say it's best to keep pets indoors, no matter their temperament.

“Even if they don't try to get away, and they don't seem scared of the fireworks, it's really damaging on their hearing. Their sense of hearing is six times stronger than ours,” he said.

Snyder also suggests getting pets micro chipped in case they panic and get loose.

“They take them to a shelter or a vet, and you scan a little microchip, they can reunite with the pet owner right away,” he said.

It's something pet owners will be making sure happens before the holiday comes.


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