Separation anxiety is a condition that dogs can experience just like humans. You might have witnessed separation anxiety in your dog.
How can you tell if your dog is suffering from separation anxiety?
You might remember a time or a moment when your dog was destructive and you arrive at home to find the house in chaos. Newspapers were scattered all over the place, the garbage container had scraps spilling out, and your clothes and shoes were ripped and shredded. Hover the site for more information regarding treating separation anxiety in dogs.
You might notice these behaviors in your dog that could indicate separation anxiety.
Excessive barking, whining, howling, and exclaiming
Scratching or chewing furniture, doors, windows and walls, rugs, and other objects
There are many things that can cause separation anxiety in dogs. Separation anxiety in dogs can be caused by past experiences, such as abandonment or loss by their owners.
Although separation anxiety may not be apparent immediately in all dogs, it can be treated by training your dog to understand that you are only going to be away for a short time. Sometimes, however, medication may be necessary. If separation anxiety is severe enough that dog training has not worked, your vet will be able to help.
Here are some other things that could cause separation anxiety in dogs:
1. Traumatic experience, such as an accident injury, alarm going off or thunderstorms while the dog is not with you.
2. A new member of the family or the departure from one.
3. Separation from the mother or the litter too soon
4. Introduce a pet and spend more time with them.
5. A sudden change in your lifestyle, schedule, or surroundings (e.g. Relocating to a new home).
6. As dogs age, there are physiological and mental changes.