Signs Your Dog is Feeling Stressed and Anxious

If your normally calm dog suddenly seems restless and paces around, it could signal stress.

Pacing

Dogs may shed more excessively when anxious. Look for unusual amounts of loose fur.

Excessive Shedding

Lack of appetite or sudden increased hunger can indicate your dog is not feeling right.

Changes in Appetite

Uncharacteristic aggressive behaviors like snapping or biting can arise from stress.

Aggression  

Dogs may hide or retreat to small spaces when feeling unsafe or anxious.

Hiding

Frequent whining, whimpering or howling can be a reaction to stressors.

Whining

Anxious, depressed dogs may seem listless and sleep more often.

Lethargy

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