Managing Noise Phobias in Pets

Do you know how to manage noise phobias in pets? Noise phobia is relatively common in both dogs and cats and can be very distressing for both the pets and their owners. In the wild, these loud noises are associated with danger and the animal's instinct will be to run and hide. A variety of noises such as thunderstorms, fireworks, vacuums, construction sounds, cars back firing, soda stream fillers, garbage trunk loading, babies crying or gunshots can evoke a dog's or cat's noise anxiety. This is because their hearing is so much more sensitive than human hearing. Often they are able to sense the change in barometric pressure long before a thunderstorm hits and detect higher frequency sounds than we can. Visuals, smells, and even [...]

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