"In dogs, the most common symptoms that we see would be pacing, panting, whining, barking. Some dogs will do a lot of lip licking, we can see yawning, some dogs will have their ears back and they can hide, they’ll shake. Those are probably the most common symptoms we see," says Ciribassi. "In cats, it’s mostly hiding. You know, go under a bed, in a closet, behind furniture, that type of thing."
"Often during storms or noise problems like fireworks, we often see dogs gravitate to a particular location to kind of ride it out, and sometimes it’s not a bad idea to improve that location. Put a dog bed in there, put some treats, put some toys during non-fireworks times, and encourage the dog to go to that spot," he recommends. "That familiarity may help the dog ride out the fireworks during an actual episode."