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How To Calm Your Dog During The Inevitable Giants Fireworks

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The San Francisco Giants start their playoff run Friday night, and you know what that means — fireworks going off every time they win. The Giants could be playing for a whole ‘nother month if they make the World Series, coached by the most muscular Jew ever to coach Major League Baseball, and with every win comes a lengthy barrage of fireworks, both amateur and professional.

Your little pup, kitty, or other pet may be terrified by the boom of these pyrotechnics. With this in mind, we reached out to Ruth Epstein, founder of the senior dog product review blog Layla’s Woof. She made us this graphic of tips, tricks, and safety precautions to make sure your pet is safe and comfy every time the Giants win another playoff game, causing yet another night of raucous fireworks.

Image: Layla’s Woof, CLICK HERE for full size

How To Keep Your Pets Calm During Fireworks

  • Walk them during daylight hours to avoid times when fireworks are likely to be set off.
  • Close windows and curtains to muffle sound of the fireworks.
  • Put on some music or TV to mask the fireworks sound.
  • Create a quiet space where your dog can feel in control.
  • Create some hiding places around your home.
  • Make sure microchip info and tags are updated and they are wearing them. 

Layla’s Woof has more advice on helping dogs feel safe during fireworks displays on the blog.

And remember, this weekend is also Fleet Week, so it’s going to be a ruff one for dogs.

 

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Joe Kukura is a two-bit marketing writer who excels at the homoerotic double-entendre. He is training to run a full marathon completely drunk and high, and his work has appeared in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal on days when their editors made particularly curious decisions.

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