Believe it or not, dogs experience stress just like humans do. There are many reasons why a dog gets stressed - a new family member moves in, a new pet is brought into the home, its family has moved to another house, and the list goes on.
While stress is normal for dogs, prolonged stress can be damaging to his or her health. These seven signs can tell you if your dog is suffering from stress. While occasional symptoms can be normal, it's important to note that if symptoms are prolonges, a trip to the vet is in order.
Loss of Appetite
If your dog normally has a healthy appetite and suddenly stops eating, stress could be to blame. While short periods of not eating may be normal, prolonged loss of appetite - especially when accompanied by weight loss - is a sure indicator of stress or a potential health issue that needs to be diagnosed by a vet.