Hearing/Auditory
 

What does the animal hear? What sounds are they exposed to?

 
Consider the following:
 
  • Human sounds such as overhead paging systems, shouting and overall commotion
  • Sounds of other animals, especially sounds associated with panic, aggression, euthanasia or other species
  • Room sounds (fans, radios,ringing telephones, door buzzers)

  • Sounds associated with cleaning (such as power hoses, slamming kennel gates or doors) or other daily activities
 

 
Note: Remember that sounds not only carry volume, but also vibrations, especially in metal cages.
 
For more information, visit the following:

Stress Reduction- Sound/Auditory

Behavioural Enrichment for Cats and Kittens-Sound/Auditory

Behavioural Enrichment for Dogs and Puppies-Sound/Auditory