Stress Techniques

Anxiety in Pet Dogs

Anxiety has become a part of our lives. It can affect not only you but your canine companion as well. Anxiety in pet dogs arises because of a number of reasons. Being alone in the house, thunderstorms, another pet and separation from the owner are just some of the reasons.

You can notice different types of symptoms for anxiety in pet dogs like barking unnecessarily, tremors, pacing, extreme biting in a particular area and poor appetite.
   
One of the common causes for anxiety in pet dogs is separation from its owner. This is known as separation anxiety. This type of anxiety makes the dog destructive, causing problems for others. If you leave your dog alone in the house or in a room with no access to you, nervous dogs may develop anxiety.

There are different cures for anxiety in pet dogs. You can select any if these depending on the severity of anxiety in your dog. The cure can be either a simple behavioral therapy or vet-administered antidepressants. The follows are some of the cures that you can carry out to allay the anxiety in your dog.

1. Separation anxiety is quite prevalent in dogs. Therefore, you should not make a great deal of fuss about coming and going. You should be casual and leave the house when your dog is not watching you.

2. Another way to allay the anxiety in your dog is to give him plenty of exercise. You can take your dog for a long walk.

3. It is important to feed your dog properly if you are leaving. A hungry dog can be very anxious.

4. You can also keep another pet in the house so that your dog does not feel lonely. This approach may backfire in case the two pets do not get along. You can also engage your dog in something interesting.

5. You can also consider grounding your dog if he is seriously destructive.

6. You can also use aromatherapy to calm the anxiety in your dog. You can add calming scents such as lavender to the dog’s environment.

7. If nothing else works, there are medications to treat anxiety in pet dogs. You can find numbers of drugs that are not sedatives and when combined with behavioral cures can do wonders for your anxious dog.

Apart from the above, there are also different types of methods to cure anxiety in your dog. It is always better to identify the cause of anxiety and then cure it. Remember, your dog needs care to fight anxiety.