Do you know the most common symptoms of stress in dogs? Read our list, and relax!

stress anxiety in dogs

If your dogs are stressed out, at best, you’ll notice some behavioral clues that they’re feeling anxious and/or fearful, ranging from panting and excessive yawning, to its worst, acute diarrhea, vomiting, or even aggressive acts like lunging at other dogs or people. Because every dog is different, and every dog reacts differently to different kinds of stressors, it’s important to know your dog and what his “trigger-stressors” are, in order to help minimize or even prevent the stress from occurring. But the initial stress signals dogs give off are actually difficult for most people to recognize as indicators of anxiety. Read on to find out what the signs of stress are in your dog!

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Can you Speak "Dog?" – The meaning of barks

If you are one of the fortunate humans that share our life with a dog (or a few), you would probably say you know just what your dog wants, needs, or is thinking, by what he “says;” that is, the tone, pitch, volume, and emotional valence of his bark. A recent documentary on the PBS program Nova explored the unique bond between humans and dogs and detailed the research that is proving what dog lovers have suspected all along: Dogs have an uncanny ability to read and respond to human emotions. They are smarter than we ever imagined.

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