But there are lots of ways to ease their minds and make this season a little safer for humans and pets alike.
Don't let the dogs out This is one adventure you don't need to bring your dog along for. The best place for dogs during fireworks is indoors.
"Keep dogs in a small interior room of the house with a noise machine and shades drawn so as to block out both explosive sounds and the bright lights of fireworks," Bright says.
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."