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Tell-Tale Signs Of Stress In Dogs

Stress in dogs is more common than many pet owners may know. Dogs can suffer from stress when they are exposed to specific stressors in their surroundings. Chronic exposure to stressors can have a bad effect on the animal’s health and well-being. 

Here are common signs of stress in dogs

Sudden decrease in appetite

A sudden change in your pet’s appetite should be a cause for concern. A visit to the vet will help determine if it is caused by an underlying medical condition or as a result of stress. 

Digestive problems

When a dog is exposed to stressors, he can develop digestive upsets including diarrhea and constipation. Bring your pet to the vet if the symptoms has lasted longer than 24 hours, or if there is blood in the vomit and/or stool. 

Change in sleeping patterns

If your pet appears lethargic most of the time or is sleeping more than usual, consult with your Las Vegas, NV vet about your pet’s behavior. 

Displays of aggressive Behavior

A dog that is under stressful conditions can be prone to displays of aggressive behavior toward people or other pets. 

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