Fireworks are coming. Help your dog stay calm.

Many dogs don’t enjoy loud noises, but some suffer from noise aversion and are downright terrified of any kind of commotion. Lots of sounds can set them off. The most common triggers of noise aversion in dogs are fireworks, parties (our own or our neighbors’!), thunder, construction, traffic and street noise. If your dog trembles, furrows his brow or clings to you when he hears loud noises, he likely suffers from noise aversion, and he may benefit from anti-anxiety medications during these noisy events.

Fourth of July can be a very scary time for your dog if he is afraid of fireworks. There are medications that can help him feel more at ease.