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Protecting your pets from 4th of July fireworks

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Fourth of July fireworks may be fun and exciting for us to watch, but for our pets, it can be one of the scariest experiences of their lives.

County Animal Services says dogs are easily spooked by loud fireworks and cause them a great deal of anxiety, which could even putting them in danger.

But there are a few things you can do to make sure your pets are safe this 4th of July:

"Do not leave your animals outside during the fireworks. A dog will jump over a fence, dig through a fence, break through a fence to try and get away. It is the most terrifying thing for a dog, hearing those fireworks going off," explained Daniel DeSouza with County Animal Services.

Also, don't take your pet to any fireworks displays and keep your dog indoors if at all possible.

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