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Classic Signs of Stress: How to Calm Your Anxious Dog

Some dogs are more susceptible to stress. When dogs feel anxious, their bodies release excess norepinephrine, the fight or flight hormone. This flood of norepinephrine can result in physical symptoms. The more you know the triggers, the better you can eliminate stressors.

how to calm your anxious dog

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Dogs suffer just as we do from anxiety and stress, and left unchecked, the situation can negatively affect their health and quality of life
  • There are several classic signs of anxiety in dogs, including yawning, lip licking, trembling, and a tucked tail
  • Common triggers of stress and anxiety in dogs include a change in routine, sudden loud noises, and punishment-based training methods
  • While some things that may cause anxiety in your dog are outside your control, there are many steps you can take to reduce stressors in your pet's daily life

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