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Dog Anxiety - Why Is My Pup Looking Stressed? -

Dog Anxiety - Why Is My Pup Looking Stressed?

Dogs, like humans, are capable of experiencing anxiety, which is a natural and necessary emotion. It is typically brief and occurs during uncomfortable situations such as visits to the vet, meeting other dogs, or car rides. However, if anxiety persists and becomes a frequent occurrence, it can have negative impacts on your pups mental and physical health if left untreated.

Anxiety symptoms in dogs can range from subtle changes like flattened ears to more obvious behaviours such as loud barking. Each dog is unique in how they display their anxiety symptoms.

These symptoms may include but are not limited to:

  • Hiding
  • Pacing
  • Excessive Bitingย 
  • Tail Tucking
  • Urination/bowel movements
  • Restlessness
  • Compulsive Behaviours

Your furry friend's anxiety can have several underlying causes, including socialisation issues, traumatic experiences, separation anxiety, age-related health issues, and even genetics. Dogs that have not had proper socialisation or exposure to different stimuli during their early years (3-16 weeks of age) are more likely to develop anxiety.

Separation anxiety is also common among dogs, especially those who have been abandoned, neglected, or not taught to be alone during their puppyhood. We recommend trying out one of our calming dog beds - itโ€™s a proven winner with great reviews from owners of anxious pets

Treatment for dog anxiety involves identifying the type of anxiety, its triggers, and underlying causes through a veterinarian's evaluation. If you are looking to get your dog onto someย anti-anxiety medication, you may be best to try out Vet Supply, or contact a VET directly.


Products That May Help

To help alleviate anxiety in dogs, many pet owners have turned to calming dog beds, which are designed to provide a safe and comfortable space for dogs to relax and feel secure.ย 

The Pet Pawz Dog Calming Bed is Australiaโ€™s #1 choice for relieving these symptoms. This type of dog bed is made with a soft, plush material that mimics the feeling of a mother's fur, providing a comforting and soothing sensation for dogs. The bed also has raised edges that provide a sense of security and a place for dogs to rest their heads, which can be particularly beneficial for anxious dogs who crave a sense of protection.

For many dogs, travelling can be a source of anxiety due to the unfamiliar surroundings, loud noises, and the unpredictability of the journey. This can lead to stress, nervousness, and even car sickness in some cases. To help alleviate the stress and discomfort of travelling, many pet owners have turned to dog car booster seat belts with portable travel bed baskets.

Pet Pawz offers a dog car booster seat that is designed to provide a safe and comfortable space for dogs to relax and feel secure while travelling. The bed basket is made of high-quality materials that are durable and washable, and the booster seat belt can be easily attached to the car seat for added safety.

If you are out in the streets or shopping with lots of people around, itโ€™s most likely your pup may feel overwhelmed. To stop them from running into other timid dogs, or humans stepping all over them, we recommend a Pawz Pram Stroller.

With four wheels and a foldable design, you can take your furry friend with you wherever you go, while they relax in their cosy and comfortable space. Plus, travelling together in a pet stroller, pram or dog carrier trailer can strengthen the bond between you and your pet. So why not make your next outing with your furry friend a relaxing and enjoyable one with your new pet stroller pram?


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