Dog Anxiety

Stress and anxiety can be common in us and our pets.

Some dogs are difficult to identify signs of anxiety, while others will be very apparent through behaviors like destroying the house when you are away or hiding in the closet during a thunderstorm.

Dog with Anxiety Symptoms

Have you ever had a dog chew their way out of the crate while you were away?

Or maybe they would chew raw spots on their front limbs even though they did not have skin allergies?

Some subtle dog anxiety signs include:

  • Pacing
  • Excessive whining
  • Chewing excessively with no underlying skin problem
  • Fearful
  • Hiding
  • Ears down, tail tucked
  • Running away or jumping fences

In this short video, we identify some obvious but also subtle dog anxiety signs so you can identify if your dog is dealing with this condition.

There are many remedies for dog anxiety ranging from natural supplements to behavior modifications.

If you are finding that your pet is having extreme anxiety, please contact a veterinary behaviorist on ways to address the anxiety.


In this video, you will learn about:

  • Dog anxiety signs

  • How you can help your stressed dog

  • Nutritional support for stress

  • Holistic remedies such as CBD, supplements, and essential oils

By learning about how stress and anxiety can affect our dogs, we can modify their behaviors to reduce stress and integrate natural remedies to further reduce the stress response.

Utilizing multiple modalities together, a majority of the time, we can avoid having to use anti-anxiety medications which can have side effects for our pets.

Sometimes drugs are needed, especially if our pets are potentially going to cause damage or hurt themselves. However, there are many natural remedies we can utilize to help our furry friends.

Natural Anti-Anxiety Pet Remedies


CBD is a powerful anti-anxiety remedy.  Make sure to learn if your CBD product is safe for your pet.

  • VetCS CBD – Use code T101 for a discount.  We highly recommend starting with the peanut butter CBD in a Kong or other chew toy to engage them or the treats.

Essential oil brands for your pets we love and trust include:

There’s a lot of controversy surrounding essential oils in pets, but when they are used appropriately, they can be very beneficial at helping your pets feel their best. Get our quick tips on if essential oils are safe for your pets.

An easy way to introduce essential oils into your household is to use one of the above pet-approved brands and use 1 drop of lavender essential oil in a water diffuser.  Diffuse in an open room that your pets can freely come and go from.

Healthy Pet Nutrition – Food as Medicine

Learn more about how nutrition can be used to reduce stress in your dog with our top 11 foods to reduce anxiety naturally.

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*Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your own veterinarian or doctor. The information contained in is strictly for educational purposes. Therefore, if you wish to apply ideas contained in, you are taking full responsibility for your actions. Please consult your veterinarian for medical advice for your own pets. Dr. Katie Woodley cannot answer specific questions about your pet’s medical issues or make medical recommendations for your pet without first establishing a veterinarian-client-patient relationship. Links in the blog are typically affiliate links that let you help support us.

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