Anxiety - it’s not fun for us and it’s definitely not fun for our pups. Vacuums? Thunderstorms? New People? Oh My! These occurrences are known as stressors that can trigger anxiety dogs at any age or stage of their life. Consistent exercise, desensitization and calming aids are all key elements of a well-rounded plan to help a nervous pup in need. We tapped our Vet experts to give us the rundown on how you can tell if your dog suffers from anxiety, what may be causing it and some tips around how to treat it. Here’s to a world of leaving anxiety in the rearview mirror.
Tell tale signs
Anxiety and fear can sometimes be tricky to spot in fearless furry friends. We’ve compiled some of the typical signs you should watch to assess where your dog lies on the [Dandy Anxiety Scale].
Trembling, tail-tucking, hiding, whale-eyes, yawning, reduced activity and passive escape behavior
Obsessive licking or biting their own skin which can lead to sores and lesions
Signs may include panting and drooling, pacing, active escape behavior, crying, shaking
Tail-chasing and circling
Diarrhea or increased urination
Breeds that are Most Likely to Suffer from Anxiety
Siberian Husky, German Shorthaired Pointer, Greyhound, Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Bernese Mountain Dog, Great Pyrenees, Border Collie and Standard Poodle,
Being forced into an unfamiliar and frightening experience.
Being deprived of social and environmental exposure until 14 weeks of age.
Phobias and panic:
History of not being able to escape or get away from the stimulus causing the phobia and panic, such as being locked in crate.
History of abandonment, having multiple owners over time, being rehomed or experiencing prior neglect are all common sources; the condition may be perpetuated if the dog has been repeatedly abandoned or rehomed because they have separation anxiety.
treats for Anxiety
A gentle way to calm anxiety.
Relaxes muscles and de-stresses the mind.
A blend of hemp and curcumin to tame stress and inflammation throughout the body
Pre + Probiotics to support a healthy digestive system.
tips & tricks
Team Dandy on Managing Anxiety
Vet Tip 1: Regular exercise and stimulation keep your dog’s mind busy and will help them burn oﬀ energy and rid them of lingering get rid of pent up stress.
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