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4 Sneaky Signs That Your Dog Suffers From Separation Anxiety

It's not unlike a human panic attack, and your dog can't help himself. But it's a serious behavior problem where the only clue is an exuberant greeting every time you come home, no matter how long you're gone.

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STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Separation anxiety is a common problem for many dogs and their owners
  • Signs of separation anxiety include barking or whining, excessive drooling, accidents in the house, and destructive behavior
  • True separation anxiety in dogs is comparable to panic attacks in people. Dogs with the disorder have no control over their anxiety or the behavior that results
  • Behavior modification and desensitization, combined with plenty of exercise and other targeted strategies can help resolve or greatly relieve separation anxiety in most dogs

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