Weekend Poll: Your Cats, Dogs and Fireworks

10 Responses to “Weekend Poll: Your Cats, Dogs and Fireworks”

  1. SabrinaD says:

    I can’t answer this question because I have one dog that I have actually taken to fireworks display with me in the past and is unaffected by the noise and one that is terrified and pants and looks for a place to hide. My others are between those two. One is afraid but not as bad (she is fine if she is next to me and covered) and two pretty much just ignore them.

  2. dog collar addict says:

    my dog is a hunting dog, so she’s used to loud noises.

  3. AM says:

    Mine were more bothered with us outside cooking on the grill while they had to sit inside and watch out the windows than any fireworks. Only ever had one dog who would get nervous IF my mother-in-law made loud booms an issue (including thunder). After we moved out and he no longer was “oh poor scared babied”, he quickly stopped reacting at all. Not so hard at all to imagine why my husband used to throw up during storms when he was a little kid!

  4. Pit Bull Lover says:

    My current dog is a breeze around fireworks compared to her beloved predecessor, who would go into pupil-dilated, shaking, panting, near-shock if someone popped their bubblegum in her vicinity.

  5. pam says:

    my first dog was 12 yrs old when i got him and he was terrified of thunderstorms and fireworks. after he passed at 15 and a half, i trained my pup wolfie to like both since i do…my husband died when he was 6 months old and wolfie was used to sleeping with us which i continued, but added a cd of thunderstorms playing softly in the background as we went to bed each night. worked like a charm!

  6. Brigitte says:

    One TOTALLY panics (not in the poll; she’s pratically destroyed her gorilla tough crate!), the other doesn’t care (and he’s the more noise phobic overall!) . Thunderstorms it’s more the reverse, though the male doesn’t get that extreme.

  7. NH says:

    I thought my dog was under the bed when our new neighbors shot off fireworks. But I found him wedged between the toilet seat & the shower stall. He was trying to get away from the noise. I felt so bad for him. I think next year, we’re going to go away….far far away.

  8. the asocial ape says:

    our american builldog mix is terrified of the slightest POP! our lil 4lb chihuahua couldn’t care less. she spent the 4th snuggling on the bulldog and licking her, trying to make her feel safe.

  9. Laura says:

    I wrote this after another post but thought i would share it here as well.

    My mother in law took in a ten year old Papillion two years ago from the ASPCA. The poor little girl was ssoooo afraid of the loud explosions from the fireworks each year. Nothing could calm her. This year…after three days of loud bombs (M-80’s) going off in the neighborhood the little Papillion died. Vet says from a heart attack. We truly believe she was scared to death…literally. Poor little Coco…she was a sweet little girl.

    I don’t understand why the people that are so impressed with the sound of loud bombs aren’t over in Iraq. I’ve heard there are plenty of bombs going off over there.

  10. Shure Pets Rep says:

    Personally I wish they out law fire works, I have to lock my horses up ever time or they run thur the pasture like some thing is after them,They have also caused my dogs to be scared of thunder and any loud boom..Not only that I have to stay up and make sure some rocket does not catch any hay or field on fire.


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