Firework fears and phobias in companion animals – why do we let owners take the one in two chance?

Claire Hargrave
September 2018

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.

Firework fears and phobias in companion animals – why do we let owners take the one in two chance?
Firework fears and phobias in companion animals – why do we let owners take the one in two chance?

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