Does Your Dog Suffer From Separation Anxiety?

Separation anxiety can come in many forms. When left alone, a dog with separation anxiety may bar, chew, salivate, urinate, defecate, dig or become overly active.

Although we tend to deal each of these problems individually, they are actually symptomatic of a larger problem: fear of being left alone.

Check out what the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has to say about separation anxiety in dogs on the next page:

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130 thoughts on “Does Your Dog Suffer From Separation Anxiety?

  1. My Boxer Bella developed a severe case during a second biz trip after adopting her, so out came the crate. My vet recommended a behaviorist who suggested Rescue Remedy 2x day and adding brown rice to her diet. Bella gets p butter Kong in the crate when I or the dog sitter leaves. After only 2 weeks, she was a different dog. Rice cakes replaced the messy br rice given as a treat. She considers the crate her ‘safe place.’

  2. Pedro doesn’t. He was crate trained from day one. We tell him “Okay Pedro, get in your crate”, give him a couple tiny training treats, call him a good boy & lock it up. That’s that. He is 1 & 1/2 now. He doesn’t make a sound while in it.

  3. I have two male boxers. When Im gone they dont destroy anything but the older one, Brutus, must think that we are never coming back. Cause when I return home, he always has a belly ache. Hes a worry wart. He gets an upset belly when I mention a bath too. Hes always been this way. The other one, Booger, could care less!! 🙂

  4. There is no such thing as dog proofing my house. I can leave bones, treats, and toys out for them and they will still find something to destroy, every time. They can escape their kennels and break all the plastic too. Plus they rip up their beds if they’re locked in so there’s no point in that, really… life with boxers…

  5. My male had it bad when he was first brought home. He was bad for the first year if I left his sight he was a wreck his kennel didn’t help almost 3 months we used it he chewed on the plastic one we had so se go a metal one he chewed on it till his gums would bleed. We had a little dog also but that wasn’t enough so we got another boxer and he’s been great ever since. No more issues and hasn’t been in a kennel since. We love our crazy boxers.

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