Rover Company knows Anxiety in dogs can be caused by any number of things – illness, travel, thunderstorms, death in the family, separation, or they may develop unexplained phobic or neurotic behavior, or barking or other antisocial behavior.
If you can identify the cause of the anxiety, then the best solution to the problem is to remove the cause.
Roverpet knows if your dog is experiencing Separation Anxiety every time you leave the house, and you work full time outside the home, you’ve got a problem! I suppose you could give up work and stay home with your dog, but sometimes we need to be a little realistic!
For this particular problem there are a number of things you can do to alleviate your dog’s anxiety when you leave – many people have found that playing soothing music while they’re out works wonders.
Another wonderful idea I read about recently is making a tape recording of your own voice and playing that on a continuous play while you’re gone.
And there are certain homeopathic and herbal remedies which really do calm your dog. So those may well assist with your dog’s separation anxiety.
But what about dogs who are afraid of Loud Noises – dogs have an irrational fear of thunderstorms, and fear of fireworks, and, well, actually, they are scared of just about any loud noises. Many dogs are like this.
Rover Vinyl Tech has found that peppermint oil applied to the pads of her paws has some calming effect. And a natural stress remedy also works very nicely.
They prescribed an anti-anxiety medication. This made the dog quite dopey, and seemed to take some of their personality away somehow. In other words, I suppose she appeared drugged. I didn’t like it at all.