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The Fourth of July has so many awesome associations for humans: cookouts, trips to the beach, an excuse to bust out the red-white-and-blue clothing, and of course fireworks displays.
But what we hominids think of fondly as fun and exciting traditions, the dog is just hassled by. He's not allowed to belly up to the picnic table with his people, he's not really that big a fan of the goofy flag t-shirt he's forced to wear so you can get a cute Facebook photo…and he hate hate haaaaaates the fireworks.
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The answer seems pretty obvious. …Well, it seems obvious to this sensitive-eared correspondent, who spent most of her childhood praying for rain on Independence Day so she wouldn't have to pretend to enjoy a fusillade of cringingly loud explosions. So, we can only imagine how it feels for dogs, whose hearing is much more receptive than ours (they have three times as many muscles devoted to it, and according to some sources, the range of frequencies a dog can hear is at least twice that of the range available to us). Keep reading to find out what the experts say.