The dog I have now doesn't show any concern about the fireworks at all. The dog I had before her was a different story. He'd go hide under the bed and shake until they were over.
im surpised they will allow fireworks in california with all the fires. My cat freaks out and stays inside
We do have to reassure them when the fireworks start---then they are ok.
Mine only hated it if she was outside. She was fine as soon as she would hit her bed, and then it wouldn't matter.
It never seemed to bother our dogs that I can remember. But our home wasn't close to the city's fireworks demos and we didn't have our own since they were illegal in our state.
Last New Year, I actually came over and snuggled with my friends' dog, 14-year-old Tigger, so the friends could be away for the night.
Other friends just purchased a small travel trailer so they could take their 15-year-old Gracie to the beach, where it is quiet. As well as other excursions I am sure, but Gracie's extreme distress is what triggered that purchase.
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I think it is all worth it, whatever we have to do for them, the animals do give us so much...
Some of you may remember this photo. I have one dog that jumps in the bathtub when he hears fireworks and I've got another one who goes out in the driveway and just looks up at the sky enjoying them.
Arabella gets a natural sedative, and wears a Thundershirt. It is Skully's first 4th with us so we haven't seen how he reacts, but he doesn't seem to like loud noises. I suspect both dogs will be in my husband's mancave with the TV turned up so they can't hear the fireworks.
I have cats not dogs.