Veterinary behaviorist: Don't let noise anxiety fester


Veterinarian and animal behaviorist Karen Overall, a professor at Atlantic Veterinary College, says there appears to be a genetic component to noise anxiety in dogs, and she believes therapy should start the first time a dog reacts to noise. Fitted shirts, weighted blankets, medications and environment management can reduce noise anxiety, and the sooner steps are taken, the better, Dr. Overall says.

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