There are two dogs in the Varacchi home, and while Bruno is pretty chill when it comes to fireworks, Sebastian is the opposite of chill.

sebastian & bruno
Varacchi's Dogs- Sebastian and Bruno Beach puppies! (c)Varacchi

(Sebastian is the long-haired mini-dachshund on the left, Bruno is the Malshi on the right).

If you have a dog who suffers from anxiety when it comes to loud noises, the Humane Society has a list of suggestions to help them through this holiday.

  • Don't bring your dogs to fireworks displays.
  • Don't leave your pet in the car. This goes for literally every day, not just holidays. Your pet can suffer serious health effects – even death – in a few minutes.
  • Keep your pets inside at home in a sheltered, quiet area.
  • Even if your pet isn't normally destructive, the stress can change their behavior, so be sure to remove any items that your pet could destroy.
  • Leave a television or radio playing at a normal volume to keep them company while you are attending Fourth of July picnics, parades, and other celebrations.
  • If you know that your pet is seriously distressed by loud noises like thunder and fireworks, consult with your veterinarian before July 4 for ways to help alleviate the fear and anxiety they will experience during fireworks displays.
  • Never leave pets outside unattended, even in a fenced yard or on a chain. Nervous pets may escape and become lost, or become entangled in their chain risking injury or death.
  • Make sure your pets are wearing identification tags so that if they do become lost, they can be returned promptly. Animals found running at-large should be taken to the local animal shelter, where they will have the best chance of being reunited with their owners.

Take care of your furry friends this holiday!

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