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Pets' anxiety from fireworks

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PASCO, Wash. -- Fireworks are a big part of every 4th of July celebration, but it can be a stressful time for pet owners.

Veterinarians say they've been giving owners anxiety medication and sedatives for their pets to deal with the noise.

Tri-Cities Animal Control has already been flooded with calls from owners looking for pets that have run away. The shelter expects to be busy this coming week.

"Just this morning coming into the shelter, there was a family out here looking for their lost husky that was frightened by the fireworks," explains Tony Zilar of Tri-Cities Animal Control.

Pet experts recommend owners look for changes in their animals behavior. Keep their pet secluded inside away from outside noise. And properly tag their animal.

If a pet is lost, you can call Tri-Cities Animal Control at 509-545-3740.