KEEP YOUR DOG HAPPY AND HEALTHY!
Your dog, like us, can also suffer from anxiety. For them, it might show as being restless, chewing on things they shouldn’t, or being vocal when you’re not around. Whatever form their anxiety takes, there are some things you can do to make your dog less anxious. Paradise Point Animal Hospital brings you some tips to learn what to do when your dog is anxious. Read on to learn more or schedule a consultation with our vets today!
Exercise Your Dog
Taking out your dog for a walk or to the dog park to get some exercise is not only a fun activity for your dog, but it can also help them release some stress and, in turn, deal with anxiety. The same could be said about playing with them in your backyard. Depending on the energy level of your dog, this could be more prominent, but nonetheless, you should still exercise your dog to keep them healthy.
Give Them Massages
Who doesn’t like a good massage? Your dog can greatly benefit from a massage, whether it’s you giving your pet a much deserved cuddle session with scratches and pats or you taking them to a place where they’ll receive a full spa-like treatment. This can help them calm down and can also help with pain or discomfort.
Use Time-Outs Wisely
We know, it’s not always easy to put your dog in the kennel as a way to force them to calm down. However, this can help them understand that what they’ve been doing is not acceptable while helping them cool off. A time-out should not be used for hours at a time because your dog might not understand where the line from being in a time-out or simply being left there for hours might be and the efficiency of the “punishment” can diminish.
Count On Alternative Therapies
In more intense cases, your dog might benefit from therapies like the ones we offer at Paradise Point Animal Hospital. With services like massages, acupuncture, and other relaxing therapies, your dog can see an improvement and be a happier, healthier pup!
Whether your dog has separation anxiety, is adopted and perhaps the previous owners did not take care of them the right way, or they are just hyper and anxious by nature, you can apply some of these tips to help them. You can also contact the vet professionals at Paradise Point Animal Hospital to schedule an appointment. We are here to help you and your dog!