Anxiety In Dogs

Dogs can suffer from anxiety and panic disorders, too. Some can have it too bad that it can be downright crippling. Being exposed to stressors can impact a dog’s mood and temperament. Some important triggers of anxiety in dogs include loud noises, being left home alone for long hours every day (separation anxiety), and even car rides. Chronic cases can possibly lead to depression in dogs. Being quick to spot signs of nervousness or anxiety displayed by your dog will enable you to step in and address the issue before other behavior issues can develop. Important signs of anxiety in dogs include excessive barking, whining, inappropriate elimination, unpredictable behavior, hiding, moodiness, avoidance, and other fearful behaviors. Dogs that have negative experiences, like abuse or trauma, have higher risks of suffering from anxiety and depression. 

Sudden changes in your pet’s health and/or behavior should require an appointment with your veterinary clinic Tampa, FL.


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