Remember, falling ash from fireworks can burn a dog's coat.
Try conditioning your dog to noise before the big show
While it may sound like a radical solution, sometimes it's best to inoculate your dog against loud, jarring noises in advance of fireworks season.
Dione Black, a veterinarian at All Creatures Animal Hospital, suggests bracing your pyro-phobic pet for July 4.
On the hospital's website, she says that "recordings of loud and scary noises such as firework explosions, trains, [and] thunder ... can be used to aid in the desensitization of your pet. Start with the volume down low and gradually increase it to a loud level."