Franklin County Dog Shelter offers fireworks tips for fido

Fireworks can cause dogs and other pets to become unpredictable due to the loud noises they produce. The Franklin County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center has tips to help.

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Fireworks can be fun — but not for everyone.

If your dog gets skittish during fireworks, the Franklin County Dog Shelter and Adoption Center wants to help. While no solution is perfect, the local service offered a handful of ways to keep the scaries away.

Easy, simple solutions

The biggest piece of advice from the shelter? Leave your dog at home. It’s an overwhelming atmosphere that is not suited for pups. Keep your windows closed, too.

Get prepared, stay prepared

The best plan is a proactive plan, and that’s why you should update your dog’s microchip information if needed. This ensures lost dogs can be identified, and owners can be contacted. It’s also helpful to make sure collars are secure, and there aren’t any escape points (think: broken fence in the backyard).

In the thick of it

When all else fails, sometimes you need to drown out the noise. Vets recommend soothing and relaxing music to help balance out the chaos.