When is anxiety normal, and when does your dog need help?
A dog's anxiety can prevent her from playing with other dogs, going on walks and eating, and enjoying other important everyday activities.
Dr. Erika Loftin, veterinarian and critical care specialist at DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital, says if your dog's anxiety is interfering with her daily activities, you may need to find professional help.
"There are several options for pet owners whose pets are experiencing anxiety, which include behavior modification, such as desensitization and counterconditioning, distraction and redirection, and others," she told The Dodo.
Food or treats can be used as counterconditioning. When something happens that makes your dog anxious, pair that event with something pleasant like treats.
Belle would get anxious during storms, but being wrapped in a towel calmed her.FLICKR/TOM NEWBY