Imagine your hearing had a range about four times greater than it currently is. Imagine you had no exposure to history, patriotism, holidays or cultural rituals. Imagine one evening unpredictable loud booms, hisses, pops and whistles come out of nowhere accompanied by flashing lights, fire and sparks.
You might be close to imagining what the Fourth of July is like for your dog.
A survey by the makers of the Thundershirt shows that an estimated 13% of dogs have a significant fear of fireworks. If your dog begins panting heavily, paces, shakes or hides, he’s probably showing anxiety about fireworks. Here are some suggestions to your dog get through the frightening Fourth of July holiday.