Auditory Stress: Implications for Kenneled Dog Welfare – CRONEY RESEARCH GROUP
CRONEY RESEARCH GROUP – Funded by WORLD PET ASSOCIATION and PET FOOD INSTITUTE
Dogs in kennels often are exposed to noise levels known to be stressful to animals. Such levels may negatively impact their welfare. Several studies suggest that prolonged exposure to loud noises can cause hearing impairment or even total loss in humans. Because the auditory systems of humans and dogs are similar, noise levels that damage human hearing may have similar adverse effects on dogs.
Garvey M, Stella J, Croney C. (2016, December). Auditory Stress: Implications for Kenneled Dog Welfare. Retrieved March 26, 2021, from https://extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/VA/VA-18-W.pdf?_ga=2.115028423.1115996158.1616764053-812871525.1561580248
Topic(s): Breeder Resource, Environment, Environmental Management and Monitoring, Noise Levels