AlamyWe live in a world chock-full of arresting - and often overwhelming - sights, smells and sounds. But while you can block all that background static with state-of-the-art Bose headphones, your pets have no choice but to soak it all in.
From noise emitted by fluorescent light bulbs to overpowering air fresheners, there are many things that may seem innocuous to us - but can negatively affect your dog or cat's stress levels.
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Here's a look at some common sensory pet stressors.Pet Sensory Offender #1: Noise Pollution
First, some background: Humans hear in the range of about 20-25,000Hz, while dogs fall in the 67-45,000Hz zone and cats in the range of 45-64,000Hz. Our voices come in at about the 300-3,000Hz range, so what this means is that there are lots of shrill sounds that can really bug your dog or cat.
Excessive or loud noises can create what is known as acoustic stress, which affects felines, inRead More »from Common Home Items that Stress Out Cats & Dogs