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Does Noise Pollution Affect our Pets?

While we don’t all have the luxury of living in a quiet rural environment, there are many things we can do to improve our sonic environments for ourselves and our pets. The authors of Through a Dog’s Ear, Joshua Leeds and Dr. Susan Wagner, recommend taking a sonic inventory. Sit quietly for 30 minutes in your home and note all of the sounds you hear. It will help raise your awareness of all the sounds you take for granted and may even no longer notice. What is buzzing, beeping, and ringing? Are you able to lower the volume on those machines and appliances? Can your pets be in a separate room when loud machinery is turned on? Do you have two sound sources blasting at the same time in your home ~ perhaps a radio is playing in one room while a television blares in another? Definitely turn at least one off.

The simple sounds of Through a Dog’s Ear, music clinically tested to calm the canine nervous system, also helps contribute to a balanced sound environment, for pets and their humans.

Do your pets exhibit behavior or health problems due to human made noise pollution? What can you do to help reduce noise pollution in your pet’s environment? Thanks for posting your feedback in a comment below.

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Lisa Spector

Lisa Spector is a concert pianist, Juilliard graduate, and canine music expert. She is co-founder of Through a Dog's Ear, the first music clinically demonstrated to calm the canine nervous system. Their new high-tech pet gadget, iCalmDog, is the portable solution to canine anxiety. Lisa shares her home and her heart with her two "career change" Labrador Retrievers from Guide Dogs for the Blind, Sanchez and Gina. Follow Lisa's blog here.


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9:19AM PST on Feb 12, 2014

I believe yes

9:50PM PDT on Jul 20, 2013

I loved the article and all of the good comments from the members. I have a lovely little dog who is so afraid of thunder, fireworks, lawnmower, leaf blowers, vacum cleaners. It is a job to keep her calm, because our neighbors all do the lawn on different days of the week so we have noise all week long, all day long. I found a station on the TV channels that plays baby soft music, and it has sounds of nature, so the dog goes in my bedroom when the noise starts and she lays on the bed next to the TV stand and the music puts her to sleep for a while.

7:41AM PDT on Jun 5, 2013

thanks for sharing :)

3:10PM PDT on May 5, 2013

You bet ya! TU for posting this!

10:06PM PDT on Apr 28, 2013

i feel bad for the animals

5:39AM PDT on Apr 28, 2013

Thank you Lisa, for Sharing this

2:49PM PDT on Apr 23, 2013

Feel bad for animals who live in noisy cities.

9:23PM PDT on Apr 19, 2013

Katherine W. - I didn't even notice that you posted the same comment...I agree totally....

9:21PM PDT on Apr 19, 2013

If it affects humans, it affects our pets too.

8:58PM PDT on Apr 19, 2013

The exhaust frequency of some cars here bother me as much as it does my Cats, not to mention lawnmowers!

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