It is important that any indoor pet have at least one area that they can consider a safe haven. This should be a place they can retreat to for quiet time when the activity level in the house is high. A safe haven is especially important for dogs and cats that are easily frightened. You can make their safety zone an even more comfortable and effective place by adding a white noise machine to that area.
White noise is a sound frequency that is comparable to the sound of the wind blowing through the trees, a waterfall or a rain shower. When you begin exploring the different types of white noise machines, you will discover that you have various pitches to choose from. Generally, pets seem to respond positively to lower, more mellow tones rather than high pitched tones.
There are certain times that you can predict the likelihood of a noise frightening your pet. Fireworks are typically a part of Independence Day and New Year’s Eve celebrations. You will definitely want to turn on your white noise machine before the fireworks start. It’s not so easy to predict thunderstorms. Therefore, if your pet is frightened by thunder, you may want to turn the machine on before you leave home on days when storms are likely. Some pet owners have found that a white noise machine is beneficial for dogs with separation anxiety.
If you have a dog who is a frequent barker, a white noise machine may reduce the barking. If you live in an apartment, condominium or townhouse, you definitely need to be able to control your dog’s barking so that the neighbors don’t complain. White noise can block many of the sounds that could trigger the barking. By not being able to hear every little outdoor sound, your dog can spend time napping rather than barking.
Cats and dogs respond differently to certain sounds. The sound of a hair dryer, a blender, the washing machine, a vacuum cleaner or numerous other household items can frighten a cat. To keep this from happening, you can designate an area of your home as a safe space for the kitty. A spare room or a bathroom works well. Put the essentials in that area and add a white noise machine to the room. With the machine on, those household sounds may not frighten your cat.
Sometimes, the arrival of visitors will frighten felines. To lessen its stress, put it in it’s safe space before visitors arrive. If you have unexpected guests, be sure your cat can get to its safe haven. Turn the white noise machine on and let the cat enter or exit the space when they feel comfortable doing so.
Most cat owners can attest to the fact that if the cat doesn’t sleep at night, neither do you! There are a few things you can do to help assure that your cat doesn’t disturb you during the night. You can tire it out by engaging in interactive play before bedtime. You can also leave some toys on the floor in another room for it to play with so that it won’t be pouncing on you during the night. Turning on a white noise machine can have a two-fold benefit. The noise could soothe the cat and lull it to sleep. If that doesn’t happen, the noise will block the sounds of your cat playing so that you are able to get a good night’s sleep.
There are numerous benefits of white noise machines for both humans and animals. Quite possibly, these small sound boxes can be the ideal home accessory for anyone who shares their home with a pet. They are an excellent way to calm animals that are frightened by loud or unfamiliar noises and can make a home more tranquil and relaxing for all inhabitants.