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Wireless Devises and Canines

Indoor wireless devices, such as Wi-Fi routers, cell phones, and other wireless technology, emit electromagnetic radiation in the form of radiofrequency (RF) waves. There is ongoing research into the potential effects of RF radiation on human health, including concerns about its impact on hearing and other sensory functions.

As for canines, there is limited research on the specific effects of indoor wireless devices on their hearing. Dogs have a different range of hearing frequencies than humans, and it's possible that they may be more sensitive to certain types of sounds or frequencies.

While there is no conclusive evidence to suggest that indoor wireless devices directly and significantly affect a dog's hearing, it's essential to consider the overall well-being of your pets when using such devices. Keep in mind that dogs can be sensitive to loud and high-pitched sounds, and they may become stressed or agitated by excessive noise. It's a good practice to monitor your dog's behavior and stress levels, especially if you have many electronic devices emitting sounds or if you frequently use devices that emit high-pitched sounds, like ultrasonic dog deterrents.

If you have concerns about the impact of wireless devices on your dog's well-being, it's best to consult with a veterinarian or an animal behavior specialist for guidance and recommendations to ensure your pet's comfort and health.

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Jeff Gold, Founder, Rescue Me! Animal Rescue Network

Jeff Gold lives in Watkinsville, Georgia on the same property as Rescue Me's Animal Rehabilitation Center, with 18 rescue animals. Shown with him in the photo to the left are Maggie, Izzie and Cortez. In 2003, after learning there was nobody doing boxer rescue work in Georgia, Gold founded Boxertown, an organization which helped find homes for over 500 boxers during its first two years. Based upon this success, Gold came up with the vision for Rescue Me! ― a network which helps all breeds of dogs, cats and other animals find good homes, anywhere in the world. is also a free service of Rescue Me! and provides the world's largest and most up-to-date directory of animal rescue organizations for all breeds of dogs, cats and other animals, including a comprehensive directory of wildlife rehabilitators in over 150 countries.