30% Of Dogs Will Suffer With Separation Anxiety

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Around 30% of dogs will suffer with separation anxiety, and it can be as traumatic for owners as it is for our furry friends.

You have probably seen all of the signs: barking, whining, crying, having accidents indoors, destroying your possessions – all of these are symptoms of anxiety in your dog.

There are many different reasons for separation anxiety in dogs. 40% of senior dogs will suffer, but separation anxiety can become apparent in many different ages and breeds of dogs. Many cases of separation anxiety are reported in dogs who have faced major changes in their lives. These can include:

  • Dogs who have been rehomed
  • Dogs who have suffered abuse (rescue dogs are particularly vulnerable)
  • Dogs who have been taken from their mother too early
  • Dogs who lose a loved one be it human or another animal
  • Dogs who have missed out on social interaction with other dogs
  • Dogs who are getting used to living in a new environment

There can even be simple things that we wouldn’t imagine to be stressful enough to trigger these anxiety behaviours, such as a vet visit, or time at a kennel away from home.

When you are away from the house and leave your dog alone, your dog should be relaxed, spend most of their day sleeping or chewing on toys you have left out for them. They will bark only every so often, and whining and crying shouldn’t usually happen.

  • Barking, whining and crying
  • Pacing – checking the house for you and refusing to rest
  • An increase in heart rate -Panting and salivating
  • Trying to follow you as you leave, scratching at doors and carpets
  • Excessive drinking -Destructive behaviour
  • Overprotective barking or growling when someone comes near you
  • Overexcited behaviour including jumping and barking on your return

In more serious cases of separation anxiety, your dog may accidentally urinate and defecate in your home, or can cause themselves harm jumping at things and knocking things over – and you will come home to a house resembling a bomb site.

Medication sometimes feels like the only option for a dog suffering with separation anxiety, but this is not the case. There are over-the-counter calming products that may reduce fearfulness in pets, but animals that are severely distraught by any separation from their pet parents may be prescribed anti-anxiety medication.
However, these medications can sometimes come with some scary side effects – including Serotonin

The only method to cure separation anxiety long term with no health risks is behaviour modification, and we provide the soundtrack.

Dog Music specialises in music designed for any breed of dog at any age. The music is created for dogs who have anxiety problems or who are alone a lot and uses the power of music to calm and relax your pet. It is perfect for those occasions which bring fireworks potentially scaring your pup, or for a dog who suffers with separation anxiety.

Create or obedience training your dog?

You may be crate training or obedience training, which can be a stressful time for both dog and parent, and our music will soothe your pup making your life easier.
Crate training can be one of the hardest things about getting a new puppy – as being trapped in a new space and away from you is very scary for them. However, when listening to Dog Music you will notice your puppy start to relax, and get more used to their crate.

Is your dog a nervous rehomed dog?

Being re-homed is an incredibly stressful time for dogs – as they have to get used to a lot of different sights and sounds, as well as their new family and any other pets in the household.
We recommend that you play Dog Music during this time, and it will help reduce their heart rate and relax them while they explore their new surroundings. No more whimpering puppies – they will get used to your home in no time at all with the help of Dog music!

Does your dog hate your journeys?

Many dogs hate car journeys, and they can turn into an ordeal for both pup and owner. But you can change that with our music, specially designed to relax dogs whilst driving. No more will you dread taking your dog out in the car!

Is your dog poorly, or injured?

If your dog has had an operation, an injury or is just feeling under the weather, our music will help them to relax and ease their stress.
Play our music and comfort your sick dog, and get them back on their feet in no time.

Is your dog scared of fireworks or thunderstorms?

The worst time of year for over 60% of dogs is Firework season – the loud bangs are really scary for them and you may notice a huge change in your dog during this time. Thunderstorms are a difficult time for dogs, with the majority of dogs being very scared of storms because of the unfamiliar loud noises. Dog Songs is the perfect solution to this anxiety-inducing situation – just play our music to reduce your dogs anxiety and make them feel safe. Our music has been specifically designed to reduce your dogs anxiety and act as a welcome distraction from the scary noises outside.

Does your dog have trouble sleeping?

This is especially common in senior dogs when they start to have vision and hearing failure, as the difficulty in hearing or seeing can disorientate and frighten your dog.

Our music is designed to help them sleep peacefully – whatever age or breed. Watch your dog fall asleep within minutes of playing our sleep music for dogs.

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