Statistics shows that around 14-20%* of all dogs may suffer from separation anxiety, and 20-40%* of dogs seen by a behaviour specialist are diagnosed with this problem. The good news is that there are ways to alleviate this anxiety with help from your veterinarian. Let’s learn more about what separation anxiety is, how to recognize the common signs, and some helpful treatment options.

*Sherman and Mills 2008; Canine Anxieties and Phobias: An Update on Separation Anxiety and Noise Aversions; Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice; 38 (2008) pp 1181-1106