Just like us humans, dogs can experience stress, and it’s important to understand the causes and signs in our dogs. With the help of experienced doctors, we’ll examine 10 common stress causes for dogs, how to detect them, and we will give you recommended solutions for each cause, as well as reel life experiences from actual dog owners who had the same issues.
First Cause: Loud Noises
Loud noises like thunderstorms, fireworks, or construction work can be a major source of stress for dogs.
“My dog, Cooper, used to hide under the bed during thunderstorms and fireworks“says Jessica, a dog owner.
To help your dog cope, create a safe and quiet space for them during loud events, play calming music, or use products like thundershirts or calming pheromones.
- Remember to observe your dog’s behavior during loud events, and provide plenty of reassurance and positive reinforcement.
- By taking steps to reduce their stress during loud events, you can help your furry friend feel safe and comfortable.
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