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How to practice pet safety this July 4th

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TUCSON- Most people love watching the fireworks on the 4th of July, but the loud explosions can be scary for dogs and cats.

Tucson dog trainer Gerard Raneri says there are easy steps you can take to keep your pets safe over the holiday weekend.

Starting with making sure your pets have identification tags on them, just in case they do decided to run away.

If your pets are indoor, there are simple things you can do to make them feel more secure in their own space, according to Raneri.

“Dogs have very sensitive ears so a lot more sensitive than ours. Create some background noise like TV or radio. Or try an anxiety wrap. These swaddle the dog and make them feel safe. I wouldn't wait to introduce until 4th of July, I would get ahead of it and start early.”

Nationwide, the July 4th weekend is the busiest shelter intake time of the year.

Raneri says if your does goes go missing the first thing you should do is find help.

For information about Gerard Raneri and Dog Training Mobile click here.

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