If you are a dog owner you know what it's like to be worried when something is not right and a dog with anxiety definitely will show you signs that something is wrong. So what exactly are these anxiety signs and what causes a dog to be anxious?
Spontaneous elimination (urination/bowel movement)
- Avoiding interactions
Displacement behaviors: yawning, lip licking, air sniffing, “shaking it off” like a wet dog
Let's not get confused, it is normal to show any one of these behaviors from time to time but to show them every day or multiple at a time is a cause to be concerned.
Leaving Them Home Alone
- Being destructive
- Whining and crying
- Making potty where they are not supposed to
Being A Rescue Dog
Rescue dogs usually have a traumatic experience in their past that affects their current anxiety and fear levels and that's completely normal considering they did not have an easy start. Some of their anxiety may also convert to separation anxiety due to the fear of being abandoned again. They may have also had to deal with an abusive owner and may have anxiety towards people because of that.
Because they fear change, establishing a routine that rarely changes will help these dogs feel more secure about their day to day lives. A professional dog trainer can also help figure out their specific anxiety behaviors and triggers and come up with a personalized solution just for them!
Having an illness
This type of anxiety is usually one that comes as soon as your dog becomes diagnosed with a disease. If they start to exhibit anxious behaviors out of the blue you should take them to see a vet to see if its due to a disease.
- Hypothyroidism: when fear responses and anxiety symptoms are coupled with weight gain, hair loss or lethargy, the cause might be a thyroid gland that doesn’t produce enough hormones
- Thyrotoxicosis: also called Grave’s Disease, a rare autoimmune disorder that affects the thyroid gland
- Encephalitis: inflammation and swelling of brain tissue can lead to anxiety behavior, as well as aggression, seizures, clumsy gait and even coma
- Pre-diabetes: when new generalized anxiety is accompanied by weight gain, excessive thirst or appearance of cataracts, pre-diabetes may be the issue
- Hearing or vision loss: dogs without one of their senses may startle easily and become anxious of their unknown surrounding
Anxiety With No Cause
- German & Australian Shepherd
- Labrador Retriever
- Border Collie
- Shorthair Pointer
- Cocker Spaniel
- Bichon Frise
- King Charles Spaniel
- Many toy breeds
How Full Spectrum Hemp Oil Helps With Separation Anxiety
When your dog is stressed or anxious, their brain releases a mix of stress-related hormones. Those chemicals create an imbalance that prevents your dog from coping with their emotions in a beneficial way.
When hemp oil is taken, it initiates chemical transmissions to bring the body back into balance, resulting in a calmer and relaxed body and mind.
Try this oil to help your dog manage their separation anxiety 30 minutes before you leave the house.
Hemp oil can really help your dog feel calmer, less stressed and less anxious. Having a large gathering with friends, leaving them or even travelling in the car can be big triggers for dogs. Hemp oil helps with all these things and more including joint pain, and skin allergies.
Hemp oil offers so many benefits to your dog and it’s completely safe, it can even be taken daily as a supplement for your dog. Many customers have tried the hemp oil to try and solve one problem and found it ended up solving other problems too.
Take a look at how a springer spaniel with epilepsy developed severe anxious behavior as a result of being on strong medication. His owner tried the hemp oil to help with his anxieties, which it solved but it also controlled the seizures better than any medication!
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What are Petals and Tails Customers Saying!
Lexi. G. – LOVE LOVE LOVE!
I have an (approximately) 4-year-old male GSD rescue, Sig Sauer, who is very high anxiety. Sig was a stray in a very bad part of Michigan, and we believe he was abused. We don’t know his background, but he becomes very anxious and worked up when I leave him, when our cats are roaming around the house, and when children are in the house.
This product has calmed him down so much where he is at ease when there are new people or kids around, when I leave him, and even when the cats are tormenting him. His constant pacing has stopped (which gets very annoying) and he is able to calm his nerves. It makes me feel so much better than he has been so calm after taking the Full Spectrum oil. We can enjoy having my 3-year-old god daughter over without his stressing himself out! I recommend this to anyone with highly anxious pups!