Earplugs For Dogs and Anxiety In Dogs, What Do They Have In Common

Maybe you never knew that ear plugs for dogs even existed. You may even be wondering why a dog would need earplugs? Well, it’s common knowledge that a dog’s hearing is far superior to a human’s. They hear sound frequencies as high as 47,000 Hertz to 65,000 Hertz. This is over 2 to 3 times higher than humans who hear frequencies up to around 20,000 Hertz.

The thing is, we’ve developed the world around us to fit the noise sensitivities of people. We often forget that sound levels acceptable for us are too much for our canine friends. Loud and/or startling noises sometimes lead to hearing damage or anxiety in dogs.

Protecting Dogs’ Ears

Hearing loss in dogs is caused by many of the same things that cause hearing loss in humans. Hearing loss may be the result of a variety of causes including infection, trauma, noise, aging, drug toxicity and inherited genetic defects.

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We can’t control all of these, but we can take steps to protect dogs’ ears from hearing loss due to noise.

Earplugs can be excellent hearing protection for dogs. In fact, even the U.S. Army decided to make sure the canine soldiers use ear protection to preserve their valuable hearing ability. This is good not only for their physical health, but also for their emotional health. The dampening effect of dog ear plugs helps prevent the loud noises of gunfire, helicopters, etc., from leading to noise anxiety in dogs.

But wait… Where can you find dog earplugs? Oh, that’s right – right here!

Noise Anxiety

It’s not unusual for dogs to develop noise anxiety. After all, sounds from things like fireworks and thunderstorms are loud and sudden. These types of noises can be scary to an animal who thinks such noises might mean something dangerous is nearby.

One of the best things to do to help your four-legged friend when they are in distress due to noise anxiety is to limit the dog’s exposure to such loud and sudden sounds.

CrittEar Dog Ear Plugs

There are a number of different types of hearing protection for dogs. But, ours are outstanding – we are proud to say that we hold the patent for in-ear dog ear plugs. We construct the ear plugs with a special memory foam, allowing the ear plugs to fit comfortably into the dog’s ears. This means your dog will be less likely to focus on trying to get the dog earplugs out. Dogs get comfortable and accustomed to them when properly and positively trained to accept our earplugs for dogs.

Our earplugs help reduce noise anxiety in dogs because they dampen the noise, making it less overwhelming for your pooch. This makes for a much happier dog because feeling less anxiety means less stress for them.

Earplugs are especially helpful when the anxious dog can’t always avoid those stressful, noisy situations. Including those that come either naturally through weather events or as a side effect of being human’s best friend.

Resources

https://www.sayersanimalhospital.net/customer-resources/5-ways-to-protect-your-dogs-hearing/#:~:text=Hearing%20loss%20in%20dogs%20is,toxicity%20and%20inherited%20genetic%20defects. (quote)

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/a30109381/us-army-dog-ear-protection/

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