Unfortunately, some dogs can sometimes suffer from stress and anxiety. In case you have a dog with stress or an anxious dog, it is important that you react before the problems worsen. At PetLux we sell products that can help to calm the dog. We have different types of products, which can help reduce stress and anxiety in different ways.
Signs of stress and anxiety in dogs
The causes of stress in dogs are varied, and some of the patterns can also be signs of illness. The following situations can be signs that your dog is stressed:
- The dog exhibits abnormal behavior
- The dog is showing the teeth
- The dog growls, whines or makes a loud noise
- The dog drools a lot - and more than normal
- The dog's ears are down
- The dog is shaking all over
- The dog gives, without any reason for fatigue
- The dog has a reduced appetite
- The dog throws up or has diarrhea
These are just some of the expressions for stress and anxiety in dogs, and of course the degrees vary from dog to dog and from breed to breed. However, it can generally be said that if you start to see some of the above behavior patterns in your dog. It is important that you keep an extra eye on if your dog to know when he is developing stress.
What are the causes of stress in dogs?
The causes of stress and anxiety in dogs are also very different, but there are some general circumstances in the dog and the environment that can help trigger stress in dogs. For example, it can be stressful for dogs if they are over- or under-stimulated. The reasons can either be that the dog spends a lot of time alone, or that the dog is alone after wild play. A change of environment is also a classic cause of stress in dogs, as dogs must get used to a new environment and new surroundings, which can cause anxiety in dogs.
As you may already know as a dog owner, certain events can also trigger stress in dogs. Such an event is typically New Year's Eve or days with thunderstorms, where the loud noises can seem frightening to many dogs. Here, it is therefore important that you as a dog owner calm the dog down and ensure that your dog is not exposed to very loud noises from, for example, fireworks.
Handling stress in dogs
As a dog owner, there are a number of things you can do to reduce stress in dogs. For example, it is important for your dog's stress level how you act towards your dog and how you play with and interact with your dog.
First and foremost, it is important that you, the dog owner, be clear. Your dog can become insecure if you do not appear calm to him. This can also contribute to your dog becoming stressed. In addition, you must avoid wild play with your dog when left alone - here it is better to take a relaxed walk. In addition, overstimulation is also a cause of stress, so if your dog seems stressed as a result of overstimulation, it can help to reduce the wild play and instead ensure that your dog relaxes more. Conversely, understimulation can also result in stress, so of course you must ensure that your dog is stimulated and active every day.
Products that can reduce stress behavior in dogs
Fortunately, at PetLux we have a number of products that can settle this behavior. We have a calming spray from Biogance Algo Spray, whose ingredients are known to calm stress in dogs. This calming spray can especially help to give your dog peace, when your dog experiences stressful situations and environments such as driving, thunderstorms or New Year's Eve, and when the dog has to move to new surroundings. The spray can be combined with other anti-stress agents or a Thundershirt, as the spray is used in the environment and not directly on your pet.
There are several other products that can be used for the restless dog at PetLux. Several of the products are based on a process where the substance pheromone is released, which is an ingredient known to have a stress-relieving effect on many dogs. One product that does just this is the Adaptil Electric Diffusor, which is designed to calm dogs. The product can, among other things, be used in situations where you as a dog owner are aware that your dog may be stressed - this could be moving, thunderstorms or New Year's Eve.
PetLux only sells high-quality products, so you can be sure of getting a good product for your dog when you shop with us. We also have a wide range of products - also for dogs with restless behavior or stress - so you can definitely find a product that suits your dog.