28 Apr '12, 12am

Does Noise Pollution Affect our Pets? | Care2 Healthy Living

Does Noise Pollution Affect our Pets? | Care2 Healthy Living

In honor of Earth Day, I recently wrote about how noise pollution affects our lives. But, what about our beloved pets? They have become part of our families. We try and provide them with love and balanced lives. In my opinion, that also means educating ourselves in how our human made sounds affect them. Humans hear up to 20 kHz. Dogs hear 125% higher than that, up to 45 kHz. And cats hear up to 64 kHz, that’s 42% higher than dogs and 220% higher than humans. So, it shouldn’t be any surprise that cats get easily agitated when they hear people fighting, and dogs bark when trains screech, or they shake and show other anxiety signs during the roars of motorcycle sounds. The sounds of garbage trucks and the beeping of trucks backing up have been known to send dogs into a state of panic. Dogs are always trying to figure out what is safe in their environment. When they can’t orie...

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