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Think teddy (my dog) has anxiety

ShaunieShaunie Posts: 12,451 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
edited August 2020 in Health and Wellbeing
Teddy is my dog. He has always been noise sensitive but Now really bad. last few days he’s keeps randomly shaking and being so on edge and panting then being out of his food. And keeps clinging to me. :(. What do I do. I don’t like seeing him this distressed. I don’t know why it’s suddenly happened. 
Hi

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  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 12,451 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    edited August 2020
    Just checking if this works

    https://imgur.com/a/8Kwx1Kw

    edit. Yeah suprisngly that does work. Even tho I posted it with “hidden post” but yeah I think it’s only with the people I share the link with

    anyway. This is teddy tonight. Panting and you can see that the slight bit of noise and he’s scared. He likes to sit on my chest when scared :(
    Hi
  • Past UserPast User Posts: 0 Literally just got here
    Could it just be the fact that he's hot and uncomfortable Shaunie? Steve always used to sleep on my bed. but in the hot weather he'd go and sleep in my bathroom on the tiles. He used to walk around panting and seeming uncomfortable. I don't think it's uncommon for dogs to off of their food when it's hot, I guess they're a lot like us and often we don't have much of an appetite in the warm weather. Maybe try and get him off the bed so that he can cool down on the floor?
    Did you ever have the dog trainer come? I know you were looking into one, if you're worried he has anxiety the dog trainer will be able to find the reason for it and work on it with you.
    You can get dog cooling mats, harnesses and bandanas online if he's struggling with the heat, If you're super worried the vets are there to help too.
    He's a cutie, i hope hes okay.
    Caleb
  • CalebCaleb Posts: 52 Boards Initiate
    dont all dogs do this?
    GreenTea
  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 12,451 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    Thank yous

    but no don’t think so. I know that video just probably looks like he’s hot and bothered. But it’s not that hot in our rooms and he is physically shaking. Every noise he hears he’s on edge. And keeps crawling on me like he’s scared. 

    When he’s hot. He pants and is off his food. But he doesn’t shake and crawl all over me. He normally wants to be by himself when hot and don’t normally want my body heat

    and when I’m getting ready he follows me everywhere. I’m putting my make up on now and he’s just sitting under my dressing table with me
    Hi
  • CalebCaleb Posts: 52 Boards Initiate
    oh vets or training then like above
  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 12,451 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    And his tail is down constantly now😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

    i don’t know what vets can do? 
    I did have a trainer but they cancelled and now can’t find another one 
    Hi
  • AriannaArianna Posts: 75 Budding Regular
    I guess vets might be able to help you identify whether it’s a behavioural thing or a physical one? Like if he’s shaky because he’s weak or unwell they’ll be able to fix that. Maybe give it a couple days till it cools down and see if that helps, and then book in to see a vet?
    CalebShaunie
  • coc0maccoc0mac Posts: 806 Part of The Mix Family
    edited August 2020
    Hi @Shaunie

    I agree with above, the vets will have the best knowledge to be able to identify what the cause may be. Perhaps you could even call up and say you would just like to know whether this is something Teddy should be brought in for so they can take a look, or whether it likely is something that you can just help him with yourself - saves going in for a trip if it's not necessary :heart:

    I hope Teddy is okay!

    Also, incase it is heat, it could be worth getting him a cooling mat if you don't already have one to see if that helps. I got one today from B&M for £5, very cooling and therapeutic for pets!
    Shaunie
  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 12,451 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    edited August 2020
    Thank you!  I’ll wait a few days!

    i get a bit over dramatic about him. I mean I once took him to doggy a&e all because his ear was a bit read. Wasn’t even an ear infection 😂
    Hi
  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 12,451 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    edited August 2020
    https://imgur.com/a/jlLjTHQ

    it has sound lol)
    Hi
  • ShaunieShaunie Posts: 12,451 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    I think I’ve found the cause and you’re not going to believe it but I’m about 90% sure 😂😂

    my sister has been watching vampire dairies none stop for past few days and he seems calmer when she’s not watching it. And then I thought it was weird that today she went out and teddy was better. So then we played vampire dairies again when he was calm and lying down by himself. And then he moved and started crawling on me and panting and shaking as soon as we put it on😭😂😂😂😂
    so yeah I’m prettt sure he’s scared of the program 😂 I googled it and dogs can be scared of certain sounds on tv and scared of horrors
    Hi
    Past User
  • RileyRiley Posts: 711 Super Moderator
    That's so strange @Shaunie ! But like you said dogs can be scared of certains sounds, our dog Dexter is really strange he HATES it whenever someone on TV whistles. Such a weird dog.

    Hopefully you're able to keep Teddy from getting all anxious now you know what the cause is. :)
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