When it comes to our four-legged friends we want them to be content, happy and stress-free. The last thing you want is for your dog to have any sort of worries. It may come as a surprise to some people but stress and anxiety in dogs are extremely common. While not always easy to spot, there are simple things you can do that can ease your dog’s stress and help them to live a happy and carefree life.
What causes stress and anxiety in Dogs?
The source of stress and anxiety in dogs is not always easy to pinpoint, as there are a number of factors that can contribute to it. These can include:
Any type of loud noise, especially things like fireworks, can startle your dog and result in stress.
If you are planning to move your home then try to introduce your dog to your new home slowly and on their terms.
Introductions to new people or new places
As with humans, dogs can need time to adjust to new people and new places. Despite the age-old saying, your dog may not want to be everyone’s best friend.
Separation from their loved ones
If your dog is used to having you at home all day long, then any change to this routine is going to upset them. Again, any changes to your dog’s lifestyle and routine should be introduced slowly.
Strangers i.e. new dogs or other animals
Dogs are extremely territorial, and as such, will need time to adjust to new dogs and find their position in the pack.
How to treat Anxiety in Dogs
If you are concerned that your dog may be suffering from stress or anxiety, there are a number of things you can do to help treat it.
Anxiety in dogs can cause them to have excess energy, so it’s vital that they get lots of exercises and fresh air.
An owner’s touch is one of the easiest ways to calm an anxious dog. Lots of cuddles and a long petting session are both extremely easy ways to soothe your dog.
Lick mats are a great way to keep your dog entertained and help calm them. Licking releases endorphins and serotonin, which regulate anxiety and help your dog feel calm and less anxious. Our pooch butter works great with lick mats and is made from human-grade peanut butter
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