Beagle Separation Anxiety

Beagle Separation AnxietyArguably, the cases of beagle separation anxiety are higher in incidence compared to other dog breeds because of their very nature.  Beagles love the company of people and of animals such that separations are often painful for them.  Also, beagles are known for being affectionate, gentle and sensitive, thus, making them more prone to separation anxiety.

What Is Separation Anxiety?

Just as its name implies, separation anxiety happens when the dog experiences excessive anxiety at the possibility of being separated either from its home or from its human owner.  The beagle has formed strong emotional attachments to the object or subject, thus, the equally strong negative feelings.

These feelings will then manifest themselves in the following symptoms:

  • Destructive behaviour including chewing of furniture and things around the house; excessive barking and howling; and even inflicting deliberate harm on itself like pulling out fur.
  • Whining, shaking and trembling
  • Inappropriate or unusual patterns of urination and defecation
  • Excessive salivation

You must take note that it may not only be beagle separation anxiety that causes the abovementioned symptoms.  Your veterinarian must check on the beagle to rule out any underlying causes including neurological disorders for the shaking episodes, allergies for bald spots on the coat; and other illnesses for the unusual elimination patterns.

What Are Its Causes?

Now, if your beagle has been diagnosed as physically healthy and yet the abovementioned symptoms are still present, then you must seriously consider separation anxiety.  If this is the case, then your next step is to find the causes behind the condition, of which there are many.

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Your puppy may have been weaned too early from its mother, which often happens in the so-called puppy mills. Your beagle may have been subjected to endless prodding, inspecting and handling by many people from customers to employees in pet shops – all while being confined in a small space without companionship, exercise and play.  Your adopted adult beagle may have been subjected to neglect, abuse and trauma by its previous owners such that your shows of affection makes it too attached to your presence.

In many cases, these causes for beagle separation anxiety can even be combined in just one dog.  You should then exercise more patience with your pet since recovery can take longer than expected.  Besides, treatment for separation anxiety is gradual and slow process with no quick fix.

What Are the Most Effective Steps to Lessen The Problem?

Fortunately, there are effective ways to help your beloved pet cope with separation anxiety.  These methods work best when combined since separation anxiety often manifests itself in both the physical and mental aspects.

  • Provide for plenty of exercise. The best thing about beagles is that they do not have to be exercised to the point of exhaustion and, in fact, they will be happy to rest alongside their masters.
  • Give opportunities for socialization with other dogs and humans. Your dog’s attention will then be diverted from yourself and into more productive activities when you are not around.
  • Make separations as drama-free as possible. Leave toys and food in the crate for his playtime enjoyment and for his dietary satisfaction, respectively.

Indeed, beagle separation anxiety can be successfully treated.  You just have to understand the feelings of your beagle and then work with these emotions to your own advantage.

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