If your dog is experiencing anxiety issues or seemingly stressful situations and you are not only worried but becoming frustrated, then you are not alone. And, given that pups so precious to all pet parents, it’s understandable that you don’t want to give him chemical medicines unnecessarily.
Any pet can become stressed and anxious when it experiences changes in its immediate environment and this includes loud noises like fireworks, shouting, or thunderstorms. If you have returned to work after a hiatus, then it is likely you will have to be spending more time at the office and if your pup isn’t used to being left alone, separation anxiety is a common occurrence.
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Those who have suffered depression know how incredibly difficult life can become. Mental health is very complicated and it can take a long time to establish the most effective approach. You may have heard about anxiety and stress in dogs but what about depression? Can dogs really become depressed? The expression “suffer in silence” springs to mind when you think about dogs becoming depressed due to their inability to tell you how they feel. So, what can you do to help them?
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First things first – shedding is entirely normal and 100% healthy, especially during the spring months when the weather is warming, and during fall, when your pooch is preparing their winter coat.
But there are some instances when leaving a trail of hairy destruction in their wake is NOT normal. Here we take a look at how to spot excessive shedding that’s pointing to a problem.
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