Dogs howl to communicate with humans and other animals, in response to high-pitched noises or just simply for attention. It can also be a sign of separation anxiety.
After spending quality time together during quarantine, our dogs may be nervous when we go back to work. Howling is one of the main signs that your dog is suffering from anxiety. Fetch's on-staff veterinarian Dr. Aliya McCullough shares how to help relax your dog and also reduce any complaints from neighbors.
Schedule an appointment with your vet to rule out any underlying issues. If your vet establishes that the cause is from separation anxiety, there are a couple of things you can do to distract your dog while you’re away:
If you try these quick tips and your pet still seems anxious, reach out to your vet to find a veterinary behaviorist (Fetch offers coverage for behavioral therapy) who can help make your pet comfortable.
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