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Fireworks can trigger anxiety in your pet

BOISE — Fireworks are great for celebrating Independence Day, but your four-legged friends might feel otherwise. The loud noises and ka-booms can trigger anxiety in your pets.

Each year the Idaho Humane Society sees an uptick in lost pets around the Fourth of July. Pets who become spooked are likely to run away if they have the chance.

If your pet is not in an enclosed area, such as a bathroom or laundry room, they could slip through an open door or window to escape the noises.

“We always recommend putting the dog in the bathroom or somewhere where you can absolutely shut the door, turning the TV on or having any sort of white noise to drown those fireworks out,” Communications Manager for the Idaho Humane Society, Kristine Schellhaas says. Click to read more…

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