What Are The Symptoms Of Anxiety In Dogs?

Answered by Dr. Jeff Feinman

Well, that’s a great question because that’s part of B.E.A.M: behavior, energy, appetite, and mood). All those things can reflect anxiety, but the most common behavioral ones are things like panting, an anxious look in the eyes, a body posture with ears held down and the tail tucked, being excessively clingy, and wanting to be isolated. Every dog responds to the triggers or causes of anxiety in their own way, but the number one thing I would say is to watch for changes in B.E.A.M because any of them can be a sign of anxiety or discomfort in an individual dog. 

I’m Jeff Feinman, licensed holistic veterinarian here in Weston, Connecticut to answer common pet parent questions. Thank you for coming. Thank you for watching. We’ll all talk soon!

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Related Symptoms: 

  • Panting
  • Anxious look in the eyes
  • Clingyness
  • Whining
  • Crying
  • Destroying things in your home
  • Hiding

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    Dr. Jeff

    Jeffrey Feinman, BA, VMD, CVH, graduated in 1985 from the University of Pennsylvania and was Penn’s first veterinary dual-degree University Scholar, holding both molecular biology and veterinary degrees. He is the founder of HolisticActions.com and dedicated to pet parent empowerment.

    Dr. Jeff is devoted to researching about how to harness the innate power of the individual using Vitality and Balance. He and his wonderful wife Amy live with Archie, a rescue pup, and a Rex cat named Tigger.