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How to Help Your Dog Overcome Stress

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9. Aromatherapy

Just like humans, dogs can relax when they smell something soothing. When it comes to aromatherapy, chamomile essential oil and lavender essential oil are safe for dogs.

aromatherapy for dogs

Put a few drops of chamomile or lavender essential oil on a handkerchief and wrap it around your dog’s neck. Your dog will smell the scent and soon feel relaxed.


You can also consult your vet for advice on balms and sprays that are specifically formulated for pets. Always follow the label instructions for proper use, and make sure your dog doesn’t lick the product.

10. Consult Your Vet

If your dog still experiences a lot of stress even after trying these methods, consult your vet. At times, stress can be related to some health problem.


consult your vet to find cause of stress in your dog

With a proper checkup, your vet can identify any problem that may need treating. As the health problem gets under control, so will your dog’s stress level.


Also, your vet can recommend a good behavioral trainer, who can teach your pet how to cope with stressors. Prescribed stress medicines can also help.

How to Help Your Dog Overcome Stress was last modified: September 5th, 2017 by Top10HomeRemedies
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  1. I have a Toy Poodle 12 yrs old.. We love each other to death. But lately he has become really anxious and I’m trying to figure that out. A couple times I notice he will come in the living room then back in the bedroom (have a small apt) I be watching TV then he comes out real fast turns around real fast go back in bedroom back and forth. I watched him the other day he did it like 6 times till I said enuf is enuf What are you doing?? Sometimes he acts like he is so miserable and actually “Pouts” No reason for it. We always have doggie time…..Hes funny and at times I have to laugh. I have to say one more thing that really shocked me..The other day my friend was coming over usually when someone comes over he goes “Nuts” then he calms down and hes good. Well this time I put him in the bedroom until my friend had a chance to sit down before I let him out. Well he heard the knock and but what happened she didnt stay she had to leave. so I let my poochie out of the room HE WENT NUTS he could not find where the person was on knocked on the door. he was going to the bathroom the bedroom the living room turn around back to the kitchen around around he went..OMG. he was MAD ! I could not believe it!!! So the rest of the evening he laid under the coffee table and didn’t move till morning.. Not even want to come to me. I never seen a dog with additudes!!!

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