How to help your pet on Fourth of July
Tips to help your pet on the Fourth of July. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Fourth of July might be a great holiday for you but it's probably not for your pets.
Forty-two to 50 percent of dogs have some sort of noise phobia so a night filled with fireworks is one of the worst nights of the year for pets.
In fact, a lot of animals will panic and try to run away. In fact, that is the first thing that experts say -- make sure that your doors and gates are locked.
Also, make sure that your pets have collars with ID tags.
Another tip is to keep animals in an interior room, possibly a bathroom, so the sound of fireworks is muffled.
You might also want to consider tranquilizers from a veterinarian if your pet is really easily scared. You can also try a natural product like lavender oil.
If these things don't help though and your animal escapes, check the local animal shelters. Some might not be able to keep an animal for more than a few days though.