4th of July fireworks are fun for humans but not for dogs. The safest place for a dog to be is at home but if they escape in fear, you'll want this on their collar.

4th of July Pet Safety

Canva
Canva
loading...
KRFO-FM logo
Get our free mobile app

READ MORE: Star Spangled 4th of July 2023 Rockford Area Fireworks Show Schedule

Whether it's the big fireworks show in your neighborhood or your neighbors and their store-bought boom, fireworks can be very traumatizing for your dog. The safest place for your dog is at home during all the fireworks craziness.

Being at home with them is the most ideal situation, but that still won't guarantee they will not make a run for it in fear. You don't have to be a dog owner for too long to discover they don't like loud noises.

Canva
Canva
loading...

If you're not going to be home with them during the fireworks, there are a few things you should consider doing while you're gone.

At home, you should:

  • Place some music to drown out the sound of the fireworks
  • Consider using a Thundershirt
  • Put baby gates up by exit doors
  • Secure them in one room or in their kennel
Canva
Canva
loading...

SEE MORE: 5 Biggest and Best 4th of July Fireworks Displays in Illinois

There is one other important thing you should do before the 4th of July festivities get their loudest.

This little task is MOST helpful if they get so overwhelmed by the noise that they run away.

Putting this info on your dog's collar is critical and you only need 2 things:

  1. Roll of blue painter's tape
  2. Black marker
The Davis Dog Farm via Facebook
The Davis Dog Farm via Facebook
loading...

Put Your Phone Number on Your Dog's Collar

Most of us dog owners have information on our dog's collar that can lead to our dog's return, but having that phone number makes it so simple to reunite dogs with their owners very quickly.

GRAPHIC: Wisconsin Man’s Hand Blown Off by Fireworks

WOOF: These are the most popular dog breeds in America

Stacker highlights the 100 most popular dog breeds in America based on data released March 15, 2023 from the American Kennel Club.

Gallery Credit: Sabienna Bowman

More From KRFO-FM