How To Get Pets Through Their Least Favorite Holiday

Keep your pet safe this Independence day. (Marcy Goodfellow-Skripchenko/West Hawaii Today)

As many people with pets can attest, the July 4 holiday is often traumatic for pets who can have a phobic reaction to fireworks and other loud sights and sounds that are synonymous with Independence Day celebrations. That’s why it’s best to keep pets indoors during the festivities to prevent dogs and cats from ending up injured or at a busy shelter overflowing with other lost pets.