Anxiety

You dog may be prone to anxiety which could be triggered by a number of factors and at any stage of life.  The symptoms they experience could also change throughout their life.

You may find they are more prone to digestive disorders resulting in constipation or diarrhoea or they may go off their food and refuse to eat. Some dogs may express anxiety by barking continuously or whining all through the night.

Other dogs may display signs of nervousness with shaking, shivering or panting. Some will howl when left or will chew or destroy things in your absence.  Others may show their anxiety by defecating when left alone.

Each dog is individual and so is treated individually. Take time to consider all of the symptoms displayed and all of the possible reasons for the anxiety.  All of the information together forms the symptom picture and must be taken into account when deciding which remedy is the right remedy for your dog.  If you choose the wrong remedy then nothing will happen, when you choose the right remedy things will begin to change.

Here are a few remedies to consider:

Aconite:  A state of fear and anxiety that comes on suddenly. Susceptible in hot or windy dry weather.  Worry might be the overwhelming symptom, anxiety caused from noise, people or crowds.  Might be better outside and worse inside.  Physical symptoms might include extreme thirst, vomiting, profuse urination, restlessness, panting, alternate hot and cold.

Arnica: Highly excitable, (positive and negative) afraid of being touched, hypersensitivity of whole body, pain with every movement, feels bruised, aching, sore, lame. Wants to be left alone. Agoraphobia. Very useful after a physical trauma and to help heal bruising.

Arsenicum: Fear and restlessness especially in the middle of the night.  Takes small sips of water, but may may vomit. Great exhaustion after every exertion.  Nausea, retching, vomiting after eating, abdomen swollen and painful.  May have constricted respiration. Dry itchy skin, eczema.

Lycopodium: Barking, then runs away, fearful of other dogs or men but puts on a display of courage whilst being nervous inside. May have digestive disorders, be fussy eaters or suffer from constipation or diarrhoea.

Pulsatilla: Hates to be left alone, separation anxiety may lead to excessive chewing or bad behaviour when left on own.  May be mild, yielding and obedient whilst by the owners side and sad and morose if left. Lovable but inclined to whimper if they cant get their own way.

 

 

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