A lot of us are planning to enjoy the thunder and crack of fireworks over the next few days and through the 4th of July weekend.  Remember that even the most calm dogs and puppies can panic when they here and see firework displays. Here are some tips to keep your dog safe through the holiday weekend.

DON'T BRING YOUR DOG TO FIREWORKS DISPLAYS

Especially if you don't know how your dog will react, it's probably not a great idea to bring your new puppy or dog to unfamiliar firework displays where other guests are present.

CLOSE WINDOWS AND BLINDS

It's best to leave your pet at home, with the blinds drawn, windows closed.

CREATE WHITE NOISE FOR YOUR PET

If possible, create some kind of white noise to drown out the sound of firework thunder and cracks. A fan, a television, a radio.

PROVIDE YOUR PET WITH COMFORTABLE SHELTER

Pets not allowed in the house, could possibly find shelter in a cool, lit, garage with a fan or radio on. Make sure your pet has a comfortable blanket and fresh water.

MAKE SURE YOUR PET HAS PROPER IDENTIFICATION

It's also a good time to make sure your pet has an identification tag on a secure collar, and consider getting your pet micro-chipped in case they  run away in fear of firework displays.

For more details on how to protect your pet this 4th of July, click HERE now for more ideas from PetSmart.