Signs of Stress in our Dogs

July 08, 2020 2 min read

Dogs can get stressed just like humans. Maybe you have noticed behavior changes in your dog lately. Maybe they are acting out, or seem unusually nervous, clingy, anxious, or distant. Often, stress can be causing these behavior changes. Stress is a negative emotional state that physically and/or mentally impacts the health of a dog. Your dog can be stressed out for several reasons but the most common are memory loss associated with age, fear, separation, or dogs can suffer from stress because of change. Things like moving, a new pet in the home, introducing them to new people, or a new schedule.


While it can sometimes be beneficial for a dog to confront a stressful situation as it will teach them how to handle new things, it’s still best to avoid stress. There are lots of signs and symptoms which show that a dog is stressed. It is best to know how to recognize them in order to help your dog.

 

 

 

 Possible Signs of Stress:

  1. Excessive Drooling
  2. Panting
  3. Tucked Tail
  4. Excessive shedding
  5. Destructive behavior
  6. Going to the bathroom in the house
  7. Aggression
  8. Yawning
  9. Licking lips
  10. Hiding and trying to be alone or escape
  11. Tense muscles
  12. Excessive barking
  13. Increased sleeping
  14. Diarrhea

Stress related behavior problems are best resolved by identifying and eliminating the cause, when possible. Always check with a veterinarian so you can rule out any underlying medical issues. But luckily, there is a lot you can do to support your pup. By paying attention to their behavior, you can identify the signs and causes of their stress.

However, there are ways to help your dog relax:

  1. Feed healthy meals
  2. Lots of exercise
  3. Avoid stressful situations
  4. Create a safe zone
  5. Play therapy

Also, The Benefab® Therapeutic Comfort and Care shirt is designed to reduce stress and anxiety. The fabric emits far-infrared rays, keeping muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments supple and relaxed. The shirt provides supportive compression for anxiety and comfort. It helps harmonize bodily functions safely and naturally stimulating recovery time, promoting blood circulation, increasing oxygen flow, and ultimately reducing pain and stiffness. Material is also breathable with wicking qualities. Not only can anxious, aggressive, and excited dogs’ benefit from this product, but also elderly, athletic, and injured dogs.



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