While fireworks are festive and beautiful to look at, the noise can be traumatizing for pets.
The average person can't hear noise above 20,000 Hertz (Hertz is a measure of the frequency of a sound, and the higher the frequency, the higher-pitched the sound.) However, dogs can hear noises as high as 47,000 to 65,000 Hertz.
"Their hearing is so different... that what we hear is just magnified so many more times which results in fear, phobias, and a lot of anxiety," said Dr. Patti Canchola, a veterinarian with pets and friends animal hospital.
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