Fireworks? At 4 p.m. on a Tuesday? If you're like us, you have probably noticed an increase in those loud and sparkly explosions usually reserved for special events. In some cities around the U.S., round-the-clock firecrackers have become the norm—and that's a problem for those with pets.
A barrage of booms may not be your cup of tea, but pet owners know that pyrotechnics can be especially stressful for their four-legged friends, who find the commotion startling and inexplicable.