DOG BLOG: DOGS AND FIREWORKS DO NOT MIX

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By Dawn Celapino
 
July 2, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)--Do you know that the Fourth of July is the busiest day at most animal shelters? 
 
Dogs have highly sensitive hearing and can detect sounds high above human capabilities. Their ears are mobile due to 18 muscles that turn, lift, and tilt them to pinpoint where the sound is coming from. Because of their acute sense of hearing, dogs can hear sounds from four times the distance a human can.

This Fourth of July holiday, make sure your dog is in a secure environment, especially if you are leaving himt home alone. Because of their sensitive hearing, many dogs are afraid of fireworks. If you are out with your dog, make sure he is  on a secure leash so  he won’t run away.
 
When dogs become frightened, their behavior can become unpredictable.  Please keep your four legged friend in mind when planning for your holiday outings. 
 
Dawn Celapino is the owner of Leash Your Fitness, a fitness company in San Diego where your dog is ALWAYS your workout partner.