Independence Day – to you it’s a day to celebrate. It’s a day of grilling, parties, and of course, fireworks. However, for your pets, the Fourth of July is a day of anxiety and fear.
What Makes Pets Fearful of Fireworks?
Loud Noises – Your pet has sensitive ears, even your cat. Loud noises can cause great anxiety for a pet that isn’t used to it. Those loud noises, and the fear it gives them, can cause him or her to run away.
Flashing Lights – Sudden flashes of light can also scare your pet. They don’t understand things the way we do, and they may not comprehend that flash as something not to be afraid of. It can also hurt their eyes.
Smells – Your pet has a nose that works much better than yours. This means that a smell that is strong to you, like the sulfur smell from fireworks, will be overpowering to him or her. (more…)