Noise anxiety impacts nearly 70% percent of dogs in the United States, but only a fraction of them receive the treatment they sorely need. That’s a shame, because a dog suffering from noise anxiety is similar to someone having panic attacks.
Whether it’s fear of thunder, fireworks or household sounds, canine noise anxiety is complicated. That’s why the tendency of many pooch parents to try to cure the problem with cuddling is just wishful thinking.
The earlier canine noise anxiety is addressed medically, the better the chances of successful treatment. Veterinary behaviorists often rely on a combination of environmental management, behavior modification and medication.
So, if your dog lives in fear of certain sounds, get the veterinary help this crippling condition deserves.