Happy loooong 4th of July weekend!

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I do love the celebration atmosphere. The noise… oye. That can be annoying. Maybe I am  just getting old or maybe it is because I have lived with noise-phobic dogs for so long. It is still a fun holiday though, and I am wishing you all fun and safe this holiday weekend! Leave the dogs inside.

More (lots more) info on my About.com Veterinary Medicine site here: fireworks and thunderstorms.

Don’t forget about dogs and summer heat – burnned pads, heatstroke, and noise. Be sure to check out the Hot Dog Checklist to keep your best friend safe this summer.