Anxiety Due To Separation
Anxiety due to separation is a combination of behaviors that can appear when some(regardless of the sex, age or breed) are separated from their master.
The manifestations can be any of the following:
- Excessive vocalization (doesn't ).
- Inadequate urination or defecation.
- Destructive conduct.
- Diarrhea, vomiting, acral dermatitis due to constant licking.
In order to know if we are faced with a case of anxiety due to separation, you have to see to it that one of following three criteria is met:
- The conduct is only manifested when the dog cannot get near the owner
- The conduct almost always appears when the dog cannot get close to the owner.
- The conduct appears a short while after the dog is left alone.
Castration is completely ineffective in solving this problem. The most effective thing you can do is combine a pharmacologic treatment (anxiolytics) with a habituation of every time longer absences on behalf of the owner.