Worried About Your Anxious Dog? We Asked an Expert How to Help Him Feel Better
Anxiety isn't exclusive to humans — it can be a common issue in our beloved dogs, too. Anyone who's dealt with a shaking, cowering-under-the-bed dog during Fourth of July has an idea what an anxious pup looks like. It's obvious enough, in this circumstance, to see that your dog is anxious and scared. But there are a number of other indicators of anxiety in dogs that may go unnoticed if you're not looking for them. As with depression in dogs, understanding symptoms of anxiety requires a good understanding of your dog as an individual. That way, you can better tell what's normal behavior and what's not and what's reflective of your dog's personality, history, health, and preferences.
Keep reading for more visible signs of anxiety in dogs, ways of supporting them, and resources to help both you and your dog live your best lives.