When I was 10 years old, we came home to find our Great Dane shaking, scared, and stressed curled up under the bed one 4th of July.  How he got under there in the first place is one thing, but not knowing that he can be so frightened of fireworks is another. 

Tomorrow is my puppy’s first 4th of July.  Now, she IS a 10 month old Rottweiler, but the problem is  noone has told her this yet.  She is so sensitive about noises, she literally barks at the wind.  She is still trying figuring out what constitutes a ‘real’ emergency.    

I will be concerned about her tomorrow as the neighborhood kids light fireworks ALL day and ALL night.  She is learning the ropes about life and it will be interesting to see how she handles the noises. 

Even if this is your pet’s first 4th or he’s an old pro, please keep them in mind tomorrow as they count on YOU to keep them safe. 

The HSUS, as always, provides some great tips and advice about how to protect your pets during the 4th of July. 

Always, always, always keep identification on your pet.  You never know what might spook you pet and cause him to run off.  Even the most well behaved pets can escape and proper identification is their ticket home. 

Please share your tips and advice with the Community about how you keep your pets safe so we can all have a  happy and safe 4th of July celebration.