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Tips to keep your furry friend stress free on the Fourth


Food, family and fireworks, it's what many would call a perfect 4th of July; but, make sure you keep the celebration safe, especially if you have pets.

With the holiday comes loud noises and big bangs, which can be traumatic for animals because their ears are very sensitive. Because of this, the Siouxland Humane Society suggests keeping your pets indoors.

"Indoors in an interior room with no windows. Put all of their comfort items in that room, their toys, treats, their bed. Anything that's going to make them comfortable and secure. Also, an interior room is going to isolate them from all of the noise," said Jerry Dominicak, executive director of the Siouxland Humane Society.

The days surrounding the Fourth are some of the busiest days of the year for animal shelters as many dogs jump fences, break leashes, and run away from home because of the loud noises. That's why the Humane Society says it's important to keep a collar with an ID tag on your furry friend.


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