Millions of dogs and other pets all over the world suffer with sound sensitivities. Dogs are more likely to have these issues because they have super-sensitive hearing. The condition can range from mild to severe and some research shows that the condition grows worse with age. With the increasing number of special events being accented with fireworks, this has grown into a severe problem for pet owners.
There are two primary causes:
All loud noises can cause a problem for dogs (or other pets) who have a sensitivity to loud sounds. Thunder is one of the most common triggers. Anytime it thunders, your dog may display any number of symptoms:
Trying to hide someplace dark
Running around the house frantically
Barking, whining, howling
Pacing the floors nervously
Digging at a door
Destroying their owner’s things
Does This Worsen with Age?
In some cases, a dog can develop a noise phobia later in life due to repeated negatives experiences. For instance, your dog may be repeatedly exposed to loud noises because they are common to your living or work environment. A dog may live near a construction site where loud noises are normal. A big construction project might go on for months. This could leave your dog with a noise phobia.
One way to help alleviate the discomfort of loud noises is by sound proofing the rooms where your pet stays. Acoustic foam isn’t too expensive and can easily be cut into various shapes and sizes. Acoustic foam can be applied to walls and ceilings with a spray on adhesive.
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