Noise Phobia: Underestimated

August 2, 2017

Margaret Gruen, DVM, MVPH, PhD, DACVB, researcher at Duke University's Canine Cognition Center and adjunct professor at North Carolina State University, talks about why she believes noise phobia is underestimated.

Margaret Gruen, DVM, MVPH, PhD, DACVB, researcher at Duke University's Canine Cognition Center and adjunct professor at North Carolina State University, talks about why she believes noise phobia is underestimated.

There are 2 different sets of dogs with noise phobia: the dogs that destroy things and show classic signs of panic attacks, and the dogs that withdraw, hide, and tremble. But the set of dogs who withdraw tend to not be recognized with noise phobia, and, in turn, tend to not get proper diagnosis and treatment.