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Addressing Separation Anxiety in Our Pets

Maybe it’s constant sounds of whining when you’re out of sight, or the damage to the trim at the front door, or even “puddles” around the house. Whenever signs like these are present when your pet has been left alone, the possibility of the condition of separation anxiety must be addressed. The internal state of a dog suffering from separation anxiety has been analogized to that of a human suffering a full-blown panic attack. The physical and psychological signs of distress in a dog with this condition occur only in the absence of their human caregiver. Not bad pets, just anxious ones. Without words, pets rely on their body language, vocalizations, and other behaviors to communicate their internal emotional state. Strong negative emotions like anxiety are difficult to experience for humans and dogs alike. The behaviors of a dog experiencing separation anxiety can be extreme. Most commonly they include urination, defecation, destruction of property (especially around doors and windows in an attempt to escape), excessive vocalizations (barking and whining), and pacing. Discovering signs of anxiety early can aid in the... Read More

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