How to Help Nip Your Dog's Stress In the Bud [Infographic]
Were you surprised the first time you discovered that your dog could respond to your feelings? Maybe when you were sad and feeling down, your dog approached you with a concerned look, and put his paw forward or leaned on you in a way to say that everything will be alright, which made you happy instantly?
When you know your dog is sensitive enough to understand your emotions, you must also know that they are equally vulnerable to stress. In fact, stress is one of the common issues that leads to behavioral problems in an otherwise happy and enthusiastic dog.
There are various reasons that can get the dog stressed out, from as simple a reason as pet parents having an argument to some of the biggest changes as shifting to a new home or missing a family member, there could be many things that can affect a dog. It is important to identify the signs of stress as early as possible so that it does not change into behavioral problems.
Also just as how it made you happy when your dog responded with compassion and love when you were sad and down, it would make him feel the same way when you identify that your dog is under some kind of stress, and you try to ease his stress by showing care and compassion.
In this detailed infographic from Top Dog Tips, you can get information on all the important signs that will tell you if your dog is stressed or not. Some are easy to identify while some are very subtle that you can miss them. Common reasons of what can trigger stress in dogs have also been sighted in this infographic along with some tips that will help your dog get out of stress and lead a normal and happy life. Hope this infographic will help you in nipping your dog’s stress in the bud.
Sarah Ann Taylor
As an avid and passionate dog lover/owner through her whole life, Sarah Ann Taylor studied animal nutrition in University of Texas at Austin and has since been involved in the pet food industry for several years, and currently freelancing as a pet food expert columnist at Top Dog Tips, researching and covering topics on pet food industry controversies. She's dedicated to uncover the truths about how, why and what we use to feed our dogs.