As I mentioned in my last article, dogs can relieve stress for humans, but what are some ways to reduce stress for dogs?
A dog gives a person a sense of security. Humans can be relaxed in a way that doesn’t cause them to be stressed. Humans don’t need to worry. A dog will provide comfort for humans even when suffering from mental illness, but what about dogs suffering from mental health issues? What are some of the signs that our pets are having a panic attack or anxiety episode?
A common mental condition in the United States is anxiety. The symptoms of anxiety can vary from person to person. Anxiety can be as simple as sweating your palms before a test or as severe as feeling so stressed that your blood pressure rises. Is it possible to tell when a dog is anxious?
According to vcahospitals.com, “Stressed dogs, like stressed people, may have dilated pupils and blink rapidly. They may open their eyes really wide and show more sclera (white) than usual, giving them a startled appearance. Ears that are usually relaxed or alert are pinned back against the head. “Changes in posture.” Dogs usually show signs of anxiety through their body language.
When the owners aren’t at home, the dog is more likely to bark or howl. It doesn’t matter what the weather is like. They will pac, pant, and shiver. Anxiety could also be manifested by running from home and cowering in a corner. If the symptoms are small, consider giving your dog a small treat everytime you leave. If the symptoms are severe consider giving your dog over the counter supplements to treat their anxiety.
In today’s United States, depression is another common mental illness.
In today’s United States, depression is another common mental illness. Depression can be characterized as being in a depressed mood or loss in energy or activity. There are many more signs and symptoms of depression, but these are the main ones. Human depression is a variety, so how could you spot or notice depression in dogs?
Cesarsway.com notes that appetite changes, sleeping all the time, loss of interest, paw licking, or avoidance and hiding can be noticeable signs of early depression for your dog. Dogs need to change roles with their owners in order to treat depression. Getting involved with your dog is a fun activity, but it must be done slowly. You shouldn’t force your dog to do the activities. There are many fun activities you can do, such as tricks or training. Your dog will appreciate your attention if you take the time to bond with him. Finally, you can take your dog to a doggie daycare to let them socialize with other dogs.
Mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression are by far the most common.
Mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression are by far the most common. Although these mental illnesses are commonly observed in humans, dogs can also display these symptoms. Moreover, we need to take into account that dogs can suffer from mental illnesses like humans do. Humans assume that dogs do not suffer from anxiety or depression. It is important to spend some time with our dogs, and to understand their unique personalities. Take time for your dog. “How about your dog?”