I have started to dread July 4th and not only the 4th, but the first couple weeks of July. As you can probably guess it's the fireworks and accompanying noise that causes this feeling.
Last night I sent the dogs outside around 9:45 for their last outing of the day. No sooner had they walked out the door than one of the obnoxious neighbors shot off some fireworks. The dogs all came running in completely panicked. It took quite a while to calm them down and get them settled for the night. Then at 2AM, Sebastian woke me. He almost never wakes me so I knew it was important. I took him outside and we walked around the yard but he didn't do anything so we went back inside. We went out a second time and still he just walked around.
About ten minutes later he was asking to go out again, so Rob got up and took him out twice, but he didn't do anything. After settling down to sleep I noted that Sebastian was still restless. Then the vomiting started and it continued over and over again.
When the clinic opened we took Sebastian in to see Dr M. I was afraid to treat his nausea because of his pancreatitis and needed advice on what to do. Sebastian didn't greet everyone with hugs as he usually does but just curled up on the floor looking sick.
Dr M examined him and said his temperature was normal, his pancreas wasn't painful and he didn't seem to be having a pancreatic flare up. Instead she diagnosed stress ulcers. He received an injection for nausea and came home with nausea medicine. He's to take Prilosec for a month and eat the homemade food for several days starting tomorrow. She also gave us a referral to the emergency clinic in case he gets worse over the weekend.
Why can't people realize that not only dogs, but young children and people with stress disorders and others are all bothered by the noise of fireworks and show a little consideration for someone else for a change. Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should. Maybe stop and think about the consequences of your actions for once in your life.