Having a pet at home itself is a great responsibility as big as looking after a small child. Like the trying times when kids are sick or unwell, we need to take extra care, it is similar or much more stressful when your pet is unwell or anxious. Many a time dogs do feel nervous or anxious and they need to be taken care of using remedies that may bring them some relief and make them calm.
Why do dogs feel anxious?
Anxiety or nervousness in dogs happens due to a variety of reasons. Some of them are situations and others due to the dog’s personal traits. There are a few dogs who have an innate personality peculiarity of being nervous or being afraid.
This is expressed in the form of constant whining or barking. excessive licking or just wildly chewing up everything that comes within its sight.
How can you help reduce it?
Just like any other kind of phobia or fear even anxiety in dogs can be relieved with the help of soothing touch, training, conditioning and positive reinforcement. Simply helping them calm down by using any of these strategies will make your dog feel much better. Along with these techniques, there are a few other remedies of which at least some will work to keep your pet anxiety-free and happy.
- Physical activity
Take your dog out for and nice long run and make him get exhausted. Exercise is a great stress buster even in dogs.
- Distraction from the source causing anxiety
If you know your dog gets depressed when he is alone at home, or he doesn’t like certain people or objects, just simply get him away from there.
- Nice relaxing massage
Nothing better than a nice soothing massage session for your pet to make him less anxious.
- Calming Music
Soulful music does wonders for dogs as much as it does for humans.
- Therapeutic Aids
There are certain aids like anxiety patches available which can ease anxiety and stress in pets. Help your dog with this patch and let him be anxiety free.