I think my dog has separation anxiety. He gets very sad and freaks out when he knows we are leaving and cries nonstop. I was wondering if there was a way to make him more comfortable at home when we will be going to work?
I have a 14 month old pit mix that has terrible anxiety. He is terrified of being by himself, even if we are just behind the closed door using the bathroom. He cries terribly & will pace the house until we’re done. If I take a shower or bath I leave the door open so he feels a little better, but he then cries & tries to grab my arm to pull me out (not in an aggressive way). When people come into the house he paces, jumps, & whines for them. He also does this outside when he sees people or other dogs. He is told “down” when he jumps & warned with the beeping noise on his training collar. He will sit but it is very hard for him to stay still, as he continues to whine, shakes, & then rolls into the ground. It’s like he knows to listen & tries very hard but literally can not stay still. He also is terrified of thunder & the sound the trash truck makes. When those sounds are occurring he runs right under the table & won’t come out. We are in the process of training & we were told by them that they also think he has anxiety. They think he would be able to comprehend better if it was under control. I have been researching non stop for things to help with this major issue. I don’t want him on prescription anxiety meds that cause him to seem “sedated” & not like himself (that happened with my family dog). I have come across a tablet to help with separation anxiety & the behaviors that come with it. It is called clomicalm & every review or story I have read about it was positive. I really do think this could be a successful choice for him IF I know this is something that is not harmful. There are possible side effects that could occur but that could happen with pretty much any medication humans or pets. This tablet does not cause dogs to seem drowsy from what I’ve read from people’s experiences & has a high success rate to treat anxiety. We have tried natural treats, oils, thunder vests, etc. & nothing has helped him in the slightest bit. I just want to know if this something that would be okay for him to take daily or even okay to take at all?
My almost two year old min pin got pregnant by our other dog neither are fixed but are separated during her heat he stays with someone else our pregnant girl had some health issues which prevented her from being fixed and then her appointment to finally get fixed was cancelled when we discovered she was pregnant. This seems very irresponsible but there are lots of reasons why we didn’t fix and we’re about to and now it is too late. Any advice about keeping one puppy from a litter if you own the mom and dad??
My 2 kittens were spayed last week and both have developed a seroma. One of which is leaking a bit. We have 2 other cats and never experienced this with the others. The vet said they are caused by being overactive, is this accurate? They were both relatively calm and quiet for most of the week after their spay and these just developed within the past 2 days. After we had them rechecked at the vet Monday, they told us to separate them and basically quarantine them to separate bedrooms. We tried this yesterday but keeping them isolated has just caused them to be overactive when they finally get to come back out. We don’t want to make them go crazy from the isolation. Do you have any recommendations? Thank you in advance!
I have a 6 month old beagle that is pretty consistent about using potty pads near the front door of the house, however, he loves to chew them up. I want to transition him to going potty outside but have a few roadblocks…my work schedule has me leaving at 7:30am and getting home for lunch at 1:15pm. During that almost 6 hour stint at work, i have my dog confined to a tiled area with his food, water, potty pads, and a small crate with chew toys. I keep the crate open because he goes nuts inside the crate and will go potty in the crate when im not there….i think he may have some separation anxiety. He is fine with being in the crate as long as im near. He typically goes potty before i leave for work and while im home for lunch, but then i head back to work for another 4 hours. After i get home from work he will go potty and have play/exercise time. He has gone potty outside before on a number of occassions but typically takes 45 minutes to go outside as he is easily distracted. We live on a very busy street in a complex where there are no fenced yards so letting him outside without a leash or lead is not an option. I will say that my dog loves sleeping in his crate at night and for the most part holds his stuff in at night. Given the roadblocks of my work schedule and his sepatation anxiety how would i transition him to going outside? He would have to hold his potty for 6 hours in the mornings and unless i restrict water and food its just not feasible….and i dont have financial wiggle room for a dog walker or doggy daycare…. What would you suggest i try?
Hi pawbly friends-
My mom was dog sitting tonight so that we could take the kiddos trick or treating and there was a fight between all three of our guys. Do not know the trigger. Our old guy is limping around and is pretty slow, and our girl is limping a bit. Our new guy seems no worse for the wear. My question is whether or not it is ok to keep them separated tonight or will that backfire on me for tomorrow when I take them for a walk to try and pack up again to move past this setback?
Hello again, Ive posted before about my 6mth old neutered male kitten. He has terrible gas. I have added another food bowl to slow down his eating since I do have another cat and I feed them both Purina One Sensitive System…. the separate bowl seemed to worked for a while (since the food has been the same)but now the stinky butt is back 🙂 other then the gas he is just as crazy and loving as ever. Is there anything else I can do? A probiotic?