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Easy Ways To Treat Pug Anxiety Disorders

how to treat pug anxiety disorders Hi, Everyone. This post is all about how to treat pug anxiety disorders. 

Pugs are often called “Shadow Dogs. They have a tendency to follow their owners around. They just have to be part of the action.

The problem is that some Pugs come to over rely on their owners for emotional support. These dogs can become susceptible to serious anxiety disorders. This often leads to aggressive behavior.

A Pug will communicate his/her emotional state through body language. It’s mostly a matter of knowing what to look out for.If you notice changes in behavior at an early stage you can remove your dog from a stressful situation.

Anxiety resulting in aggressive behavior is usually triggered by whatever frightens the dog.

Percy The Pug And The Waite Family


Rodger Waite, a pal of ours, recently started experiencing anxiety issues with his Pug Percy. Rodger asked me if I knew how to treat Pug anxiety disorders.

Percy developed this out of the blue. Anytime Percy gets startled by unanticipated noise attacks one of the other dogs. He has started to get into “genuine fights” with Rodger ‘s other dogs. 

Percy hears a siren or the sound of a door banging and starts to pant, pace and tremble. Sadly comforting does not cut the dogs anxiety all that much.

If Lucy tries to pet any of their other dogs Percy gets aggressive.Lucy is afraid of being bitten.

Percy’s Chronic Emotional Hassles

how to treat pug anxiety disorders


Percy ‘s emotional hassles worsened. Rodger and Lucy were walking on egg shells. They were afraid to make any sudden sounds.

For the sake of the kids safety they even considered taking their little dog to the local shelter.

I normally recommend desensitization and a calm and relaxed home environment.

It’s tempting to use medicine to treat the problem.This involves little to no effort from us. The problem is that medication mutes the effects.It does not address the source of the anxiety itself. For dogs with chronic anxiety I usually recommend a combination of medication and desensitization. That way you target the anxiety stimulus, and teach the dog new ways to cope with fear and stress.

How To Treat Pug Anxiety Disorders 


I suggested Rodger visit my veterinarian for some advice. He put Percy on Serotonin enhancing drugs that help  to stabilize dogs suffering from anxiety. The medicine is often recommended in cases of social anxiety, storm or noise phobia.

The Current Situation At The Waite’s


The situation in the Waite household has improved tremendously.  Percy no longer attacks other dogs in the household.

I’m not sure how long Percy will need to be on this medication. ( D.A.P. is quite expensive ) Guess it’s a small price to pay for a little peace and harmony.

I advised the Waite Family to try to find the trigger for their dogs anxiety.I would like to compliment the Waite family for keeping little dog.

One Final Thing


I have experienced these kind of problems myself. I have tried Nutri Calm for Dogs and Over the counter alternatives like Pro Quiet and Vet’s Best Comfort Calm. These help dogs with stress.

I’d love to know what you think about this issue. Let me know in the comments.

 “The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them.” Stanley Coren

God Bless


Richard S.

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Since I retired from business I have had the time to write. I have learned so much from these dogs over the years and count myself something of an expert when it comes to Pugs.These dogs and their owners deserve to have a voice.If you have anything interesting that you would like to share or any opinions about any of the content I have created on my site please speak up. I enjoy feedback in any form. I would love to connect. Simply leave your comment below and make sure you visit this site regularly as I am always adding new techniques and advice that I come across that I know you will find interesting.Anyways, I wish you everything of the best and thank you for dropping by and I hope you enjoy the blog. If you're a Pug lover like me I'm sure you will enjoy what I have to share. Cheers, Richard S.

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