At least 33% of all dogs suffer from something called “noise phobias.” This stress and anxiety that accompanies loud noises not only makes your dog miserable, it impacts the bond between you and your furry family members.
First things first, what type of noise is likely to trigger a stressful response in your dog?
- Gun shots (If you live in a rural community)
- Construction Work
- Any other loud, sudden or sustained noise.
How do you know if your dog is one of the 1/3 of dogs impacted by a noise phobia?
If your dog cowers, hides or trembles during a noisy time, you already know he’s suffering with this noise phobia. But other signs of noise-related anxiety include lip licking, pacing, panting, whining or being abnormally clingy.
What can you do if your dog is suffering?
Talk to your vet. The good news is, he doesn’t have to continue to suffer with this anxiety. I effectively use acupuncture, herbal remedies and also pharmaceutical remedies to support your pet and eliminate the stress and strain of these noise phobias. Contact our office and let us know what we can do for you.