Dogs Suffer Stress Too
April is Stress Awareness Month in many countries. We think of stress in relation to humans but did you know dogs are suffering from stress more now than they did say fifty or sixty years ago?. Although people are more aware of the dietary, medical and social needs of a dog these days, more dogs are stressed.
I came across an article printed back in 1999 in the Adelaide Advertiser which stated, 'The scourge of the millennium, a stressed life style, is striking down the family dog.' It was predicted stress would be the biggest problem facing dogs in the future. There is plenty of current research to back this prediction. The hectic lifestyle of owners is blamed.
How can the owner's lifestyle stress their dog?
Problems caused by the owners' lifestyle include -
Signs a dog is stressed
A dog may show he/she is stressed by -
Destructive behaviour can be a symptom of stress Giphy
Over the last decade the idea of 'doggy daycare' has become more popular. Especially if they work long hours, some owners now leave their dog at a daycare centre where they are able to play with other dogs and they get attention from human dog lovers.
Others arrange for their dog to stay at the home of a pet sitter or the sitter comes to their house for part of the day to interact with their dog and take him/her for a walk.
Other ways to help lower a dog's stress level
Dogs may be helped by -
Regular exercise helps reduce stress in dogs Pixabay
As well as ensuring a dog's physical needs are taken care, owners need to make sure to take care of their psychological welfare too.
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