Dogs experience stress just like humans. They feel a wide range of emotions, including fear and anxiety, and express these emotions through a variety of verbal and physical cues.
Common signs of stress in dogs include shaking, pinned-back ears and whining, but dogs also show it in subtle ways. Here are some other signs of stress:
– Excessive drooling or panting
– Lowered or tucked-in tail
– Excessive shedding
– Half-moon eyes
– Decreased appetite
To help your dog, try to eliminate factors that are causing stress, create areas where your dog feels safe, consider medication and get assistance if needed.
– Gillian Daniels, New Dawn Animal Behavior Center