The Dangers of Chronic Stress In Dogs

Stressed pet.

There are many possible triggers for fear or anxiety in pets. Some can be resolved within a matter of minutes, others take more time to understand and correct. In the case of chronic stress in dogs, symptoms can vary widely between fairly subtle to overwhelmingly disruptive. In response to ongoing triggers in their environment, dogs may turn to harming themselves. To prevent chronic stress in dogs it is critical to recognize what provokes certain behavioral patterns, and how to improve them.