Each year I read about a dogs who die needlessly as a result of fireworks. Desperately attempting to get away from the exploding sounds, the terrified dog chokes to death on a chain or rope or even jumps a fence (and gets hit by a car).
I wrote a piece for USAWeekend.com about how to keeps pets safe, and how to minimize their fears of fireworks
I mention several products in the story, which may be helpful - read the story for explanations of what these products might do. For your convenience, I offer links here:
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