Dogs and Car Anxiety

Is your canine companion afraid to get in the car? If it’s just normal resisting followed by compliance then your dog may just need to be in the car more often to be comfortable. But if your dog is sweating, panting, pacing, or running away from you when you try to put him in the car, then you may need to call your vet for help. Your dog could be having anxiety attacks relating to the car. You can help your dog re-adjust to the car by starting over and introducing him to the car as if for the first time. Let him walk around the car (motor off). Leave the doors open so he can go in and out. Don’t turn on the car until he’s comfortable getting in and out. This may take time. When he does adjust, take him somewhere fun that’s not too long of a ride. Call your veterinarians London, ON for more tips.


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