Separation Anxiety In Dogs

Dogs from pet stores, puppy mills and those adopted from shelters are likely to develop separation anxiety. Both insufficient socialization and traumatic experiences in the dog’s early life may lead to the said anxiety disorder. These include a shift in work schedule of the owner, transfer of residence, vacation, and death of a household member. There are reports that mixed breed dogs are more prone to experience separation anxiety than the purebred dogs. But others argue that since more mixed breed dogs come from shelters, environmental factors may be considered over preexisting separation causes.Older dogs may also develop separation anxiety. Physical discomfort due to old age results in more emotional attachment to owners and dependence among geriatric dogs. 

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