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Warning signs in dogs that can indicate distress associated with children.


1. Drastic change in the dog’s normal behaviour for example, withdrawal or increased circling and patrol behaviour, changes in the amount or character of vocalization, that is barking, pleasure sounds etc.{{more}}

2. Change in appetite, especially if the dog will only eat in the absence of the child, or if the dog suddenly shows food guarding behaviour.

3. Increased reactivity of pets for example, barking, growling, and lunging at little or nothing.

4. Changes in sleeping / resting activity and locations.

5. Increase in or appearance of gastrointestinal signs such as vomiting, regurgitation, diarrhea, associated with stress.

6. Signs of separation anxiety only when left with children for example vocalization, destruction, elimination, salivation, increase or decrease in movements.

7. Frank aggression, even without a specific diagnosis in the presence of children.

For further information, contact: Dr. Collin Boyle
Unique Animal Care Co. Ltd.
Tele: 456 4981