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The week of June 24-30 is Pet Anxiety Awareness Week, and as pet parents, we are usually empathetic to our dogs’ moods and some of us can even anticipate our dogs’ needs.
If you’re new to dog ownership or if you have recently adopted a dog and you aren’t in touch with her moods and needs yet, we would like to share some tips on how to recognize signs of stress in your dog. We also want to provide tips on how to alleviate your dogs’ stress when you notice it.
Why is my dog acting like this (fill in the blank)? It could be stress or anxiety!
No pet parent wants to see his or her dog suffer from separation anxiety or stress when they’re left home alone. It is a fact of life for many pet parents, though, that their dogs will be left home alone because the pet parent has to work, run errands or take care of family needs.
How can you alleviate your dog’s separation anxiety?
The first step is to check with your veterinarian to make certain it is stress and not some underlying health issue. When you have a dog health care policy, you can alleviate some of your stress with vet bills, and it is important your veterinarian understands what is going on with your dog.
Here are some ways to alleviate your dog’s stress, after you have had any health issues ruled out:
No pet parent wants to feel their dog is alone and lonely and stressed out. Pet Anxiety Awareness Week is an ideal time to look for solutions to your dog’s anxiety. Your veterinarian is your best first line of defense and solutions!
We know accidents and illnesses happen to all pets. PetFirst is here for every canine (and cat!), from a small cold to stress and too big health problems alike.
Pet insurance provides peace of mind that if your pet gets sick or injured you don’t have to think twice about the financial aspect and you can just focus on your pet’s care.