Dog Owners Share Videos of Their Terrified Pets During 4th July Fireworks

While most of us looked to the sky in delight as we saw Fourth of July fireworks, there was one particular group that was terrified by the explosive celebrations.

Yes, we do mean dogs. America's favorite pet has sensitive ears that do not take kindly to the loud bangs that we humans cheer on.

As a result, many people have taken to Twitter to share videos of the effect the fireworks had on their dogs during Independence Day celebrations.

Fireworks measure between 150 and 175 decibels, and while human ears can become damaged at 85 decibels, dogs can hear a wider range of sounds, of frequencies, allowing them to hear louder noises than us.

This, coupled with the scare factor of the unknown source of the explosions, can make our pets very fearful, and they can result in them hiding or even running away on the public holiday.

One Twitter user, Mystic Dizzy, shared footage of her two large dogs panting in fear while lying on the living room floor.

She captioned the footage: "I come back home and see my dogs scared of the fireworks again so every 4th of July, I put them in the house. They look so tired and I'm about to refill their water again :(."

I come back home and see my dogs scared of the fireworks again so every 4th of July, I put them in the house. They look so tired and Im about to refill their water again :( pic.twitter.com/JEUuIvD5oG

— Mystic 💫 (@X24Mystic) July 5, 2021

Sahrah_Koester4 uploaded a clip of her canine hiding under the bed, looking very nervous, alongside commentary that read: "Anyone planning on setting off fireworks today must submit a 5-page justification essay to my dog for approval/denial."

Anyone planning on setting off fireworks today must submit a 5-page justification essay to my dog for approval/denial. pic.twitter.com/yDGuIVbtoB

— sarah (@sarah_koester4) July 4, 2021

Another person, Sam Slade, posted a short clip to the site of her little pooch with its head burrowed into the sofa while hiding behind a cushion.

The animal then turns to face the camera, again panting away looking very uncomfortable. The caption reads: "My dog hates fireworks."

My dog hates fireworks pic.twitter.com/0LDjHhxxNG

— Sam Slade 🎙 (@SamSladeVO) July 5, 2021

An account by the name of BlackDogBoo also shared a video of Boo pacing around a house and barking incessantly after hearing some pyrotechnics.

The post is captioned: "I know it's Independence Day, but I don't appreciate the fireworks.

"#IndependenceDay #IndependenceDay2021 #USA #fireworks #scarysounds #dogsoftwitter."

I know it’s Independence Day, 💙🇺🇸❤️ but I don’t appreciate the fireworks. #IndependenceDay #IndependenceDay2021 #USA #fireworks #scarysounds #dogsoftwitter pic.twitter.com/Al12HYU4UP

— BlackDogBoo 💚🍀🎄 (@BlackDogBoo1) July 5, 2021

Meanwhile, Wisley_Dog posted a video from the point of view of the animal, along with the caption: "What I think about your fireworks."

The golden-colored pet can be seen barking loudly while looking around the room, clearly scared.

What I think about your fireworks. pic.twitter.com/sqDC3N173U

— Wisley (@wisley_dog) July 5, 2021

Speaking to Newsweek about how to keep your dog calm during fireworks displays Erin Askeland, animal health and behavior consultant at Camp Bow Wow, said: "Put your dog in the quietest part of your house. Create a safe spot for your dog to hang out during popular firework times.

"To make the space extra cozy for your pet, you can set up a sound machine or play calming music from one of these pet-dedicated Spotify playlists to help muffle the sound of fireworks in your neighborhood."

Askeland also recommended keeping your pet busy, stating: "Set up your dog with a long-lasting frozen treat, puzzle toy or bone to keep your pet busy during any fireworks shows.

"Try to time it so your dog can start enjoying their treat or puzzle before your neighbors start any loud fireworks. These should be special treats that your dog doesn't regularly get to enjoy."

Dog hiding under blanket
A stock image of a dog hiding under a blanket. On Twitter many have shared videos of their dog's reaction to Independence Day fireworks. Getty Images