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They say that the hardest thing about having a dog is saying goodbye to them far too soon. Most pet owners dote on their pooches as if they were children. But they are always aware that, a dog will live around 12 years if they are in good health.
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.
Any dog owner will have experienced feelings of guilt when leaving their four-legged friend alone. While it is completely natural for dogs to miss us and want us to come home as soon as possible. Some dogs suffer severe cases of separation anxiety on a different level. Not only does this make going out on our own somewhat of a chore, but it also can cause your dog problems, not to mention your couch, shoes, table… the list goes on!