Pets and Fireworks Do Not Mix 

Leave the pets home if fireworks are part of your fourth of July plans.Fireworks can be frightening, even painful to dogs, who have a much better sense of hearing than humans do.July 5th is traditionally one of the busier days at shelters across america because many dogs will run away to escape the noise of fireworks.Pet experts say the best thing to do during fireworks is to leave your dog at home with the TV or radio on to drown out the explosions.Of course, if you are lighting your own fireworks make sure that all people and pets are not near them when they go off.