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Noise Aversion

Noise Aversion and how you can help.

Did you know that at least one in three dogs suffer from noise aversion? Noise aversion is a fearful reaction to noise. It is stressful for your dog — and is likely also stressful for you. Your dog could be suffering in silence. But here’s the good news: We have several options that can help.

First, look for the signs. Does your dog react to loud noises (fireworks, thunder, construction noise or street noise) with any of the following behaviors?

  • Pacing

  • Trembling or shaking

  • Hiding

  • Pacing or restlessness

  • Cowering

  • Lip licking

  • Refuses to eat

  • Excessive vigilance/hypervigilance

  • Vocalizing (whining or barking at the sounds)

  • Brow furrowed and ears back

  • Yawning

  • Owner seeking behavior and abnormal clinginess

  • Freezing or immobility

If your seeing any of these noise aversion signs in your dog, call us for an appointment with one of our veterinarians. We have several ways we can help your dog; whether it's a pharmaceutical option like Sileo or Trazadone or a more natural option like Zylkene or a Thundershirt, we have many ways to help.

Interactive Diagnostic Survey

Thundershirt Website

Zylkene Website