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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-27-09 09:17 PM
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How do your pets handle the Fourth of July noise?
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I know it panics a lot of dogs. Not just the big nighttime fireworks displays, but especially the neigborhood stuff. This is Ollie's first year so he's not sure what's going on yet.
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  -How do your pets handle the Fourth of July noise? undeterred  Jun-27-09 09:17 PM   #0 
  - My cat doesn't notice them or thunderstorms, either.  kentauros   Jun-27-09 09:21 PM   #1 
  - when I did cat rescue, we advised all pet owners to keep animals indoors. Owner of shelter  KittyWampus   Jun-27-09 09:22 PM   #2 
  - That's very good advice.  Kajsa   Jun-27-09 09:26 PM   #3 
  - One year there was a very old dog from about a block away  undeterred   Jun-27-09 09:27 PM   #4 
  - The cats never cared.  Madrone   Jun-27-09 09:34 PM   #5 
  - My cats don't care.  LeftyMom   Jun-27-09 09:48 PM   #6 
  - We have two dogs...we close all the windows and the shades  MadMaddie   Jun-27-09 09:59 PM   #7 
  - I actually brought my dogs with me to see the fireworks last year.  surrealAmerican   Jun-27-09 10:00 PM   #8 
  - I did that when my border collie was young...  undeterred   Jun-27-09 10:02 PM   #9 
  - Like true American patriots.  Swede   Jun-27-09 10:03 PM   #10 
  - Pip is going to need some valium  XemaSab   Jun-27-09 10:14 PM   #11 
  - had a lab and a heeler that would chase them  Kali   Jun-27-09 10:20 PM   #12 
  - Hahahahaha!!!!  flvegan   Jun-27-09 10:23 PM   #13 
  - I feel for you and what you have to go through every year.  Madrone   Jun-27-09 10:30 PM   #14 
     - We try not to medicate too much.  flvegan   Jun-27-09 10:55 PM   #15 
        - I understand about the reluctance to medicate.  Madrone   Jun-27-09 11:08 PM   #18 
  - I heard of a dog who got so nervous around the 4th of July  undeterred   Jun-27-09 10:58 PM   #16 
  - Are you SERIOUS?  Madrone   Jun-27-09 11:08 PM   #19 
  - Yes.  undeterred   Jun-28-09 07:28 AM   #22 
  - when my dog was younger (and thinner and her legs were better)  orleans   Jun-27-09 11:10 PM   #21 
  - I don't think our outside cat likes it much - we don't have big displays nearby,  petronius   Jun-27-09 11:07 PM   #17 
  - My pets are indifferent.  MrSlayer   Jun-27-09 11:10 PM   #20 
  - My dog did ok  bigwillq   Jun-28-09 09:05 AM   #23 
  - The basement...  MineralMan   Jun-28-09 10:43 AM   #24 
  - The catz repair to their respective thunderstorm hidey-holes until it is over.  Moondog   Jun-28-09 10:55 AM   #25 
  - They HIDE, and/or...  janx   Jun-28-09 11:00 AM   #26 
  - They will be terrified. I dread it.  femmocrat   Jun-28-09 12:54 PM   #27 
  - Cats don't notice unless it gets really bad,  cwydro   Jun-28-09 12:55 PM   #28 
  - I second keeping them in and blaring the tv  Jeep789   Jun-28-09 04:56 PM   #29 
  - My girl is alright with it.  Raffi Ella   Jun-28-09 06:43 PM   #30 
  - Summer is weekly Saturday night fireworks here in Montreal  kedrys   Jun-28-09 06:54 PM   #31 
  - xanax.  Texasgal   Jun-28-09 06:55 PM   #32 

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