Here's how to make sure your pets are calm when fireworks start

Posted at 4:50 PM, Dec 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-31 17:55:19-05

You may like to watch fireworks but your pets do not. 

The sudden loud noise can scare any animal and cause them to want to be as far away from the unfamiliar sound as possible. You'll want to distract them from the sight and sound of the fireworks if your pets do get scared.

Be sure they are confined in a space they can't escape from. 

"A dog can scale or get out of any yard pretty much if he really wants to or is really really scared about that," said Daniela Razinger, Waco Humane Society, Adoptions Coordinator.

According to experts, if your dogs do start to act skittish during fireworks don't punish the pet as they are already scared. Even if you think you're pet is okay, they could still be feeling uneasy so it's best to keep them inside. 

"They're never friends, even these dogs that are not terrified they're still confused and so it is really dangerous to leave a dog outside in the yard without a safe confinement." Razinger said. 

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