8 Signs Your Dog Is Stressed, According To Veterinarian

Dogs use yawning to relieve stress. So, if you find your dog yawning deeply, slowly, and wide, it could indicate that they need a change of scenery to totally relax. 

Excessive yawning

Dogs can use their gaze to indicate worry or anxiety. When their eyes turn icy and steely, it may indicate that they are in distress. 

Hardened eye

Excessive lip-licking is another indicator of doggie stress. Your dog is bound to lick their chops when they're eating or when they smell you preparing something wonderful, but stress licking is different.

Licking their lip

To alleviate your dog's anxiety, make sure they are getting enough physical and cerebral stimulation, such as going for a sniffy walk or playing fetch.

Pacing

Dogs that have fur will normally shed their winter and summer coats, but excessive shedding can indicate stress.

Excessive shedding

Panting is a normal puppy behavior: it is their primary method of cooling off when they are hot. However, excessive panting might be an indication of stress.

Heavy panting

When your dog is stressed, he or she may flee and hide. Puppies may hide to avoid doing anything they do not want to do, such as taking a bath or entering their box.

Hiding and avoiding

When your dog is stressed, he or she may flee and hide. Puppies may hide to avoid doing anything they do not want to do, such as taking a bath or entering their box.

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