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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Anxiety Signs in Dogs and Cats


Providence Veterinary Hospital Newsletter

Common Signs of Anxiety or Fear in Dogs and Cats 

There are common behavioral positions for dogs and cats that are demonstrate anxiety. Particularly around the holidays, it is helpful to know your dog or cat is 1 inch away from a nervous breakdown or freak out. To recognize these signs is to be aware of your pet’s condition and puts you in a position to act to avoid further distress.
Dogs                                            
 
Excessive barking

Whining

Growling

Ears lowered or flattened, or highly erect

Tight lips

Tucked tail

Hiding

Trembling

Lifting on front paw

Disinterested in play

 
Cats

Hissing

Growling

Dilated pupils

Flattened ears

Hiding

Nails extended

Crouching low

Trembling

Fleeing

Hair standing on end

Inappropriate elimination

Diarrhea

Inter-cat aggression

Loss of appetite

The above signs are the most common ones for dogs and cats. Keep them in mind during the holidays. Your pet will thank you!

Have a most Happy Holiday Season

Providence Veterinary Hospital

 The Providence Veterinary Hospital Blog is a publication of Peter Herman, VMD, at the Providence Veterinary Hospital, 2400 Providence Ave. in Chester, PA. Contact Dr. Herman at 610-872-4000 or visit us at http://www.providencevet.com.