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Depression and anxiety disorders are common illnesses that usually come about as a result of some kind of trauma. Just as humans suffer from depression, dogs do too! With all the horror stories of puppy mills and animal cruelty that flood our news feeds on social media every day, more people are opting to rescue a dog that has been abandoned or mistreated in some way.
As a dog owner, dealing with canine separation anxiety and distress can sound like a daunting task. When you become a dog parent, you never even think about the potential behavioral issues that might arise. The thought of having a dog that struggles with anxiety almost seems slightly absurd. The reality is, though, that at one point or another during your life of being a doggy parent, you are going to have to deal with issues. One of the most common is learning how to correctly and effectively treat separation anxiety.
If you think insomnia is solely a human issue, then you might be surprised to hear that it is not. Dogs (and even cats) can suffer from sleepless nights and insomnia. It is something that affects them equally as much as it does humans. Many of the reasons that humans suffer from insomnia are the same that causes dogs to be unable to sleep.
Fear peeing, puking and pooing; shaking, barking, whining and whimpering. Yeah, safe to say that hitting route 66 quickly turns into the road trip from hell when accompanied by your nervy canine. So, what can you do about it? Let’s work through our top waggly-tail tips.
Are you planning to hit the road with your dog? It can be fun and convenient to take him with you, but without careful preparation, you may be putting your dog in danger. Here are five easy ways to ensure that you know the safest way to travel with your dog in the car.
Congratulations! You have finally found the perfect addition to your family - a puppy! If you haven't decided on a puppy yet and want a pure breed, check out our article on friendly dog breeds for families. There’s no denying the fact that this is one of the happiest moments of your life. But in the midst of all the chaos and celebration, I hope you are taking the time to make sure that your home is ready for your new puppy by puppy proofing it.