Noise Phobia

19 Mar 2020

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Noise phobia in dogs is becoming an increasingly common  problem for owners.  A dog’s hearing is much more sensitive than a humans so they may hear sounds that don’t even register with us.  Every year around firework season particularly, we get lots of requests for help when owners see that their dog is struggling and stressed by the noises.  Unfortunately this problem isn’t easy or quick to resolve.   Desensitization programmes are available but require time and patience to implement and some key skills to help your dog become less traumatised and more able to cope.  It takes time and patience and a commitment  from owners to work at their own dog’s pace to be in with a chance to really help their dog overcome this kind of phobia.  This is why it’s so important to start early in the year to give both you and your dog the time needed to make it successful.

This year, to help owners, we are looking to hold a client evening in June to talk about the phobia, why it happens and how it affects your dog and what you can do to help them cope with the season.  If this is something you would like to hear more about or would like to reserve a place, email admin@rowanvets.co.uk with your pet’s name, your surname and a contact telephone number. We’ll be in touch nearer the time about the event.