by Judie Berger
on Wednesday, December 27th, 2017 at 3:39pm.
The New Year is fast-approaching! If you have pets, chances are good they won't like the sound of nearby fireworks. Before you head out to celebrate, take a look at these from Manatee County's public safety team:
Keep your pets indoors with curtains closed to shut out any fireworks.
If your pets want to hide, let them.
Feed your pet before the fireworks start; a full stomach makes them sleepier and helps them relax.
Turning on the television or stereo can disguise the sound of fireworks.
Try not to reward your dog for being scared; it’s better to ignore anxious looks or distract them.