The scariest day of the whole year is coming up. Yes, even scarier than annual exam day at the vet where they put that cold thing in your tushy! It’s almost the 4th of July. That means loud, scary, booming death stars!

As a fellow dog, I feel it is my duty to relay to you some VERY important things:

1) Make sure your dog/cat/other pet is wearing a collar with an ID tag.

  • You should always have a collar w/ ID on us but if you don’t, make sure you do on this day. Sometimes we get spooked and run out the door, dig under the fence, or even JUMP the fence!
  • Don’t assume because your pet is micro-chipped that someone will take them to the vet to be scanned.

2) If you know your dog/cat/other pet is scared of the fireworks, there are a couple precautions you can take:

  • Provide them access to somewhere they feel safe/comfortable such as their kennel, a closet, under a blanket, etc.
  • Turn your TV or the stereo on to drown out some of the noise
  • If they have a thunder shirt, put it on them. Personally, I use Nutri-Vet Pet Ease Calming Bones. They are DE-LICIOUS and work so much better than Xanax.
  • Don’t let them go outside to do their business alone! Please refer to the details of #1. Also, an accident in the house is better than us getting lost because we got scared.

Finally, make sure you have up-to-date pictures of your dogs, cats, and other pets JUST IN CASE. That way, if they get loose, you can show people what they look like (not what they looked like when they were a puppy or 15 lbs ago).

If you have any other suggestions, please email them to me at so that I can add them to this public service announcement. (Ooooooh, how professional sounding *snicker*)

Wishing all of you a SAFE and Happy 4th of July!

About noodle4president

I was a discarded, lost little stray without a house or a family...until my mom found me. Now, I am the happiest, most loved dog in the whole world!

24 responses »

  1. colinandray says:

    Oh Noodle Buddy ……….. we get all that stuff tonight. big flashes in the sky and bangs sometimes loud enough to make me jump. I will be just so happy to stay inside with my Mum and Dad (which is everybody’s plan)!

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  2. Princess Leah says:

    Timely reminder, I don’t care for firey works but our big day is in November so I have a little longer before I hide under blankie
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  3. Frankie and Ernie says:

    WE are gonna HIDE OUT in the Allegheny National Forest… so we won’t be scared by those DREADED BOOMERS…

    Happy and CALM 4th of July to you.

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  4. We always turn the TV up while the fireworks are booming so the dogs don’t hear them as much.

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  5. Nylabluesmum says:

    Furabuluss report Noodle!!!
    Tonite there will bee firewerkss here fur Canada Day…
    Now mee nevurr herd them befur an LadyMum says shee will make sure mee iss inn thee Condo inside befur shee goess to put bird seeds out. That way mee not bolt out thee door. Iss cloudin over again so maybe it will rain 😉 Mew mew mew…
    Fankss fur all thee tipss!
    **Hi-5’SS** yur BFF Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

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    • Ooooo get ready my little friend. They are LOUD! I know your mom will protect you. It always rains here on the 4th of July until just before dark. Just like on Halloween. Talk to you soon!

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      • Nylabluesmum says:

        Mee-you Noodle guess what?????????? Mee was NOT afraid of thee firewerkss!!! Mee played toys an watched thee litess inn thee sky!
        It was NOT scarey at all with thee windows closed 😉
        Mee hopes thee firewerkss do not scare you on thee 4th of July!
        **paw patss** Siddhartha Henry yur BFF xXx

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      • I’m so glad you enjoyed them! They are so pretty. I wish I could watch then without hearing/feeling the boom. Happy late Canada day!

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  6. Daisy C Chan says:

    Thanks for the tips Noodle!! Have a great holiday!

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  7. Great advice, Noodle. While Sam isn’t terribly bothered by fireworks (unless they are exceptional loud), I’ll be cranking up the dance music this weekend! Have a safe and happy 4th of July. 🙂

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  8. corkscot says:

    Wonderful information. Collars are put on first thing in the morning each day. The come off, last thing at night. They never go out without and leash and me on the other end. I pray for rain every year. There are too many people that a shooting off firecrackers. It is illegal in Florida, but nothing is done to stop it. The Thundershirt is ready for Sid. There are fireworks going off as I type. It usually starts before the 4th and end way after.

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