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What’s Stressing Your Dog Out? Helping Your Anxious Dog Starts With Determining What’s Upsetting Him In The First Place

By Claudia Bensimoun   Helping Your Anxious Dog Starts With Determining What’s Upsetting Him In The First Place. Claudia Bensimoun SYMPTOMS MAY NOT ALWAYS BE OBVIOUS The first step is to recognize when your dog is stressed out. Obvious symptoms include fearfulness, aggression or destructiveness, but other signs may not be as clear. You need…

A Dog’s Fear Responses To Sound! Sound Sensitivity in Dogs

Sound Sensitivity in Dogs Claudia Bensimoun Image Credit: Animal Wellness A new study has gained insight into how domestic dogs react to noises. “Our results suggest that the characteristics of dogs, their early environment, and exposure to specific noises are involved in the development of fear responses to noises,” says Dr. Rachel Casey, who led…

Preventing Hip Dysplasia. Environmental factors can affect the incidence of hip dysplasia in dogs!

  New Study Finds Environmental Factors Can Affect The Incidence of Hip Dysplasia.   Studies show that puppies walking on stairs from birth to three months of age had an increased risk of developing hip dysplasia. The factors associated with a decreased risk of developing HD included off-leash exercise from birth to three months of…

SOI DOG RESCUE NEEDS VETERINARIANS TODAY TODAY.

Experienced volunteer veterinarians with a minimum of 2 years experience in small animal care are urgently needed at both the Khanchanburi shelter and at Soi Dog’s shelter in Phuket. Interested veterinarians please contact Belinda Davis at: belinda@soidogaustralia.org.au. “For example in January of this year according to official figures 1,968 dogs were rescued from a smuggler’s holding…

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER IN SHELTER DOGS

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER IN SHELTER DOGS  Photo Credit Angielski Zloty Wiki Commons Dogs who experience stressful and traumatic events can carry psychological trauma. Walk through any dog shelter and   one can experience firsthand the most common behavioral problems associated with PTSD. Shaking, cowering, shying away from people and excessive barking are among the few…