July 4th is just days away. Let the celebration begin!

We're all stocked up on food, drinks, and fireworks. You can just feel the excitement in the air as many gear up for a 4 day weekend.

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Whether you're hosting friends and family for a backyard BBQ and fireworks display, heading to the fireworks spectacular in your town, or heading to the beach and watching the fireworks while dipping your toes in the sand, there will be lots of fireworks to enjoy in New Jersey this 4th of July.

There will also be lots of smiles and laughter. However, dog owners know that the sound of fireworks can cause major fear for some dogs.

There was an article in the Courier Post that gave some advice on how to keep dogs "safe and happy" during fireworks.

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Tips For A Pet-Friendly July 4th in New Jersey

  • "Bring pets indoors. When fireworks displays are likely to occur and secure them in a quiet room. Close the windows, draw the curtains, and surround them with their favorite toys and treats. It can help to play calming music or turn on the television to drown out frightening sounds."
  • "Keep pets away from lit fireworks. Some pets will chase after bright moving objects and are at risk of being burned or blinded in the process."
  • "Keep unlit fireworks out of reach, as fireworks contain substances that are toxic if ingested."
  • "Ensure your pets are wearing identification tags with your current contact information. Also, make sure their microchip contact information is up-to-date."

Here are some more ways to help your dog feel safe and protected during fireworks.

Simple ways to help your pets cope during fireworks

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Gallery Credit: Mike Brant

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