Another cause of anxiety in dogs is loud noises such as thunderstorms and fireworks. Signs of noise-related phobias in dogs may present themselves in many different ways. These range from hiding, chewing, panting and pacing to clinginess with their owner, trembling and barking.
Medicating animals with these conditions is one option. The medications available include sedatives, which can be given to a dog after a consultation with a vet. These may, however, have side effects that could negate the benefits of giving them to your pet.
As a result, many pet owners turn to alternative methods to calm their dogs. Sometimes these soothing tricks can be as simple as creating a calm environment, putting out serene vibes yourself, or even a method of massage called TTouch.