Separation anxiety is a behavior disorder characterized by signs of anxiety that occurs when the dog is alone or separated from the owner. The signs that can be observed are among others: destruction of furniture, clothes, walls, doors and utensils (in this case would be destructive behavior), incessant barking, inappropriate elimination (anxiety favors opening the sphincters) and recurrent tears. The behavior of the animal is usually different when it is accompanied or when is single. This issue of conduct together with the aggressiveness is usually one of the main causes of abandonment of an animal. Triggers this kind of anxiety can be diverse. Among the most important we can mention: very affectionate and owner-dependent animals.
Many times this behavior can be induced by the emotional needs of the owner. The type of link between the dog and its owner. Return to a situation of loneliness after a long period of coexistence with owner: weekend, travel, summer vacation, etc. Recent adoptions. For a few days some animals live with anxiety the fact of going from a protective to a home. In the protective coexist with other animals and are never alone and at home are not always accompanied by. In the treatment of a dog separation anxiety are important guidelines of a canine educator or an ethologist aimed, firstly, to change certain habits in the animal and, secondly and sometimes more important, to help the owner to understand that your pet is not a human and that you should not treat it as such if it does not want to perpetuate the pathology of anxiety by separation.
It is also necessary to treat the dog with floral essences and if it is possible to their owners, to strengthen so work by the canine education professional. Bach flower remedies selected for treating anxiety by separating the floral formula that treats anxiety separation main objectives are lowering the level of anxiety and stress that the animal suffers from a situation of loneliness, as well as manage the physical manifestations that derive from this: hyperventilation, acceleration of the heart rate, etc. It is necessary to also modulate the need to always be in the company of someone and their excessive demand for care. My experience in the treatment of separation anxiety has led me to also include an essence in the formula for treating the phobia. Behind the anxiety is an important component of phobia (fear) which is not always covered by the action of the other essences. The Bach flower remedies are to be administered at a rate of 4 drops, 4-5-6 times, depending on the level of anxiety of the animal and whenever possible in direct application.