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Fireworks Season Can Be Fun, But Not For Pets

The Fourth of July is a fun time when the sky explodes with bright, colorful and loud fireworks. The food at the picnic or cookout is great, and community festivals and parties have lots of people milling about. There’s so much going on.

Fun for you, your friends and family but not so much for your dog, cat, horse or livestock.

“There are many things you can do before, during and after the greatest summer holiday we know,” says Nicole Johnson, DVM, Pekin Animal Hospital and President of the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association (ISVMA). Here’s what Dr. Johnson suggests:

Before the Holi...


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