Can background noise make our dogs ill too?

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Jerome Burne has just written an article in the Daily Mail Is the Noise of Modern Life Making you ill’?

Noise pollution is linked to

  • Increased waist size and diabetes.
  • It affects schoolchildren’s academic performance. They can also become more annoyed.
  • Increased blood pressure.
  • Disturbed sleep and increases risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disease

So what about dogs – with their infinitely better hearing?

Dogs detect sounds as low as the 16 to 20 Hz frequency range (compared to 20 to 70 Hz for humans) and as high as 70,000 to 100,000 Hz (compared to 20,000 Hz for humans.

Is noise making our dogs ill too? How loud is loud to a dog? Even the hum of a fridge 40 decibels! Read more.

Are modern sounds like TV and humming computers affecting our dogs’ behaviour? Should we be suggesting to clients of stressy dogs no more wall-to-wall TV and a quiet sleeping place away from kitchen appliances?

Here is the story of a blind dog I went to a while ago who will have been even more acutely aware of every little sound.

Theo Stewart, The Dog Lady 

Go to the main website: www.dogidog.co.uk

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About Theo Stewart

I am a dog Behaviourist (INTODogs-ABTC - AAB) and trainer covering Beds, Herts, Cambs and Bucks, a 'Victoria Stilwell' Positively Dog Trainer (VSPDT) and a member of the IMDT. Graduate ISCP, International School for Canine Practitioners. My main site: www.dogidog.co.uk
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