Firework fears and phobias in companion animals – why do we let owners take the one in two chance?
Sensitivity to novel or sudden noises is a basic survival strategy, so it should be no surprise to veterinary staff that up to 50% of dogs show specific fear responses to sounds such as fireworks. Despite a lack of specific studies of sound sensitivities in other companion animal species, it would not be unreasonable to suggest that the statistics would be at least equivalent.
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