7 Ways Stress Affects Your Dog’s Health

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Many people don’t know, but our beloved furry friends can become stressed as well. So, if you have noticed any behavior changes in your dog lately, it may be because of stress.

Just like humans, dogs can suffer from stress and anxiety and it can lead to severe health problems if left untreated. So, it’s important to find out their stressors and help your dog recover as soon as possible. 

Sadly, even if you know your best friend better than anyone else, the signs of canine stress and anxiety are often subtle, so you have to do a little research to better understand their behavior – and this article will help you in this sense. 

“Dogs become accustomed to a routine and changes increase stress — even if the change is for the better,” says Dr. Julie Brinker, a shelter medicine veterinarian at the Humane Society of Missouri. “However, if the change is an improvement in the dog’s situation, the body’s stress response will return to its normal status much sooner.”

So, here are some signs your dog is stressed and how it affects their health. Read on for more info!

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