Why Do Some Dogs Become Anxious?

Why Do Some Dogs Become Anxious?

Understanding the underlying cause of your dog's anxiety is crucial in providing the appropriate support and intervention to help them feel more calm and comfortable. In article, we delve into the various reasons why a dog may experience anxiety and explore effective strategies to support them.

Dogs, like humans, can experience anxiety for various reasons. Here are some common triggers:

  1. Separation Anxiety: Dogs can feel anxious when left alone, leading to behaviours like barking, chewing, or toileting indoors.
  1. Fear of Loud Noises: Thunderstorms, fireworks, or other loud noises can trigger anxiety in dogs, causing them to shake, hide, or seek comfort.
  1. New Environments: Changes in routine or new environments, such as moving to a new home or meeting unfamiliar people or pets, can cause stress and anxiety.

Understanding the signs of anxiety in dogs is crucial for timely intervention. Look out for, excessive panting or drooling, restlessness or pacing, loss of appetite, excessive barking or whining, shaking or trembling. These are just a few of the key signs that may signal that a dog is anxious. 

The great news is that there are many solutions to support a dog experiencing anxiety:

  1. Create a Safe Space: Designate a comfortable area for your dog with their favourite toys, bedding, and a sense of security. This safe haven provides a retreat during anxious moments.
  1. Regular Exercise: Engage your dog in daily walks, playtime, and mental stimulation activities to promote physical and mental well-being.
  1. Gradual Exposure: If your dog is fearful of specific triggers, like loud noises, introduce them gradually while offering positive reinforcement for calm behaviour.
  1. Consider Calming Aids: Discuss with your veterinarian about using calming supplements, pheromone diffusers, or medications if your dog's anxiety is severe and impacting their quality of life.

At Field Day, our vet nutritionist-approved Anxiety Wholefood Support Powder is a great natural option to support dogs of all ages experiencing anxiety. This supplement is a game-changer for any pup dealing with anxiety, behavioural hiccups, or those aiming to boost their brain function. Simply sprinkle the recommended dose onto your pup's regular wet or dry food.

Give your furry friend the TLC they deserve, because a calm and content pup is a happy pup! 🐶


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