Some pets will anxiously pace around the house in fear, others will lose bladder or bowel control from the fright and many others will simply run away from home - never to be seen again by their families - to get away from the explosions and flashes.
The cause of this irrational behavior is fireworks season, the most terrifying time of the year for cats and dogs. And your pet's chances of getting lost is at its height as many will runs miles away from home in an attempt to find solace, animal welfare officials warn.
Some dangers that summer poses for dogs and cats are obvious - like heat stroke - but many others are covert and can easily result in the death of pets, an animal welfare agency warns.
Many pet parents may be surprised to learn that dogs and cats are susceptible to less obvious dangers like high-rise syndrome falls, drowning and food poisoning, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
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Besides sprouting flowers and mild temperatures, spring also ushers in ticks that carry Lyme disease, and pet parents are being reminded about the importance of taking precautions to keep their dogs and cats safe from the potentially killer bacterial infection.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is urging pet parents to take actions now to prevent their companions from being bitten by the insects and infected by Lyme.