Best Dog Calming Aid: Treats and Comfort Items to Soothe Your Pup

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A pup that suffers from separation anxiety or from loud noises is any dog owner’s biggest nightmare. Not only can your dog’s anxious feelings and behaviors affect your own mental wellbeing, but it can also you consumed with worry and guilt. The vast majority of dog owners will see their dog as a family member and rightly so! Where else are we able to experience such a degree of unconditional love that seems to never stop giving? And, just as we would be concerned for a close family member who was going through bouts of anxiety or fear, we become equally preoccupied for our four-legged friends.

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Dog Breathing Heavily: 8 Reasons & What to Do

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If you have noticed that your dog seems to be breathing heavier than usual and their labored breathing is not directly related to exercise or play, then it could be cause for concern, as it could be something more sinister, such as heat stroke, an allergic reaction, a blood disorder, lung disease, respiratory problems, or even something trapped in the dog’s mouth. There is a huge difference between normal panting, which is a dog’s equivalent of sweating and heavy breathing, especially when it seems to be almost continuous.

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Signs of Anxiety in Dogs: How to Keep Your Dog Calm at Home

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Being a dog owner is highly rewarding, but can also be very daunting! When your dog is a puppy, you never know what could be on the horizon with regards to behavioral traits. At one point or another, it is likely that you may have to deal with anxiety issues that can cause serious problems if left untreated. Loud noises, separation anxiety, phobias, and many other triggers can cause fear and anxiety, and even destructive behavior in your beloved pet. Dog anxiety is a tricky disorder to deal with that will require you to be extremely patient and persistent. If you can pinpoint the source of your dog’s anxiety, it will be much easier to manage.

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5 Common Sudden Strange Dog Behavior Symptoms (and What to Do)

When we think of dogs, we tend to imagine a happy, goofy companion that loves to play and, most of all, loves to be sat right by our side. A running joke in the dog-parent community is the fact that our pooches absolutely lack personal space and usually, it is impossible to even go to the bathroom in peace. What most people don’t realize—and that includes some dog owners—is that our canine companions can experience emotional issues like stress, anxiety, and, in the worst cases, depression. What’s more, because the powers that be failed to give dogs the ability to talk, the only way they can get our attention to alert us that something is wrong, is by acting out in some very strange ways.

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CBD for Dog Anxiety Symptoms (Shaking and Panting)

If you have ever suffered from an anxiety attack, you will understand exactly how horrific it can be at the time. While you struggle to breathe or focus, you usually find it in you to vocalize your need for help, so just imagine how much worse it would be if you couldn’t even ask anyone for help? Unfortunately, dogs that suffer from anxiety have to go through exactly that each time they feel nervous. Whether it is separation anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, or one of the many other anxiety disorders, they feel completely panicked, but they aren’t able to tell us—the pet owners—what is wrong and what they need. Fortunately, canine anxiety will often manifest itself through symptoms that usually include shaking, panting, and whining, which is what alerts us to help them overcome their disorder.

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7 Steps To Build Confidence In Your Dog

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From petrified pooch to confident canine – In seven simple steps

Oh Fido. It’s tough to see him frightened and not really have a clue as to how to help (or what he’s even scared of). From jumping at the slightest sound, to following you EVERYWHERE, and showing tell-tale signs of fear (such as a dropped tail, crouching and panting), it’s always pretty clear when you’ve got a nervy canine on your hands.

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Key Signs of Dog Aggression

Dog Aggression – Setting the record straight and laying out the warning signs

Wow. There is just SO much misinformation out there when it comes to aggressive dogs. Truth be told, any dog breed can be aggressive. Not just Pits, not just breeds that used to be fighting dogs. Oh, and while we’re at it, the so-called ‘ankle snapper’ title isn’t deserved – dogs such as terriers, Dachshunds and Miniature Schnauzers aren’t more prone to aggression simply because they’re small.

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6 Signs of Separation Anxiety in Dogs

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Any dog owner will have experienced the feelings of guilt when leaving their four-legged friend alone even for just a short amount of time. While it is completely natural for dogs to miss us and want us to come home as soon as possible, some dogs suffer severe cases of separation anxiety on a different level. Not only does this make going out on our own somewhat of a chore, but it also can cause your dog problems, not to mention your couch, shoes, table… the list goes on! Fortunately, there is now a completely natural way to ease separation anxiety and reduce the symptoms of anxiety in dogs using CBD treats.

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