Noise aversion: More than storms and fireworks

June 13, 2016
Gary Landsberg DVM, DACVB, DECAWBM (companion animals)
Gary Landsberg DVM, DACVB, DECAWBM (companion animals)

Dr. Gary Landsberg received his DVM from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1976 and is a board-certified behaviorist of both the American and European colleges. He offers behavior consultation services at the North Toronto Veterinary Behaviour Specialty Clinic in Thornhill, is a consultant for VIN, Vice President of Veterinary Affairs for CanCog Technologies and a member of the Fear Free initiative executive committee. He is co-author of Behavior Problems of the Dog and Cat. Dr. Landsberg received the companion animal behavior award from AAHA in 2000 and the meritorious service award from the Western Veterinary Conference in 2014.

Dr. Gary Landsberg explains the fear of environmental sounds beyond the booms and bangs.

It's easy to cite loud sounds like fireworks and thunder as sources of anxiety in pets. 'Tis the season after all. But veterinary behaviorist Dr. Gary Landsberg notes that other environmental noises and sounds associated with bad experiences can cause just as much stress. Dare you listen to more about this frightful behavioral diagnosis?