Pets become frightened and frantic from the noise and run off...shelters are accustomed to receiving 4th of July dogs...Plan ahead and take some precautions:
Do not leave your pet in the car.
Keep them indoors at home in a sheltered, quiet area.
If you know your pet is seriously distressed by loud noises consult with your vet for ways to alleviate their discomfort.
Never leave them outside unattended, even in a fenced yard.
Make sure your pets are wearing identification tags so that if they become lost they can be returned promptly.
Hope you and your pet have a safe and happy fourth of July weekend!