The 3 Top Concerns For Dog Owners
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TYNE AND WEAR, U.K. - AstroBug -- Lockdown certainly fuelled our desires for pets. Being stuck indoors is made significantly better with a furry friend to lower our stress levels and give us something to care for day-to-day. The surge in people welcoming dogs into their families has however been met with criticism, with many being given to animal shelters when owners realise that they can't care for them. While it is positive that more families are seeking pets and keeping them, there are those that are rejected and end up in an animal shelter, where it might be harder for them to be rehomed due to a higher demand for puppies.

Obesity

According to Google search data, "anal glands in dogs" had 14,800 average monthly searches. In dogs, the anal glands sit inside the bottom, and are used to release a liquid to mark territory. This liquid smells unique to other cats and dogs. Anal glands that are healthy will be empties naturally when a dog poos, however can become blocked.

Like people, dogs can become obese if they aren't given a healthy and nutritious diet or frequent daily exercise. Obesity can impact the functioning of anal glands, preventing them from emptying properly. Although it isn't life threatening, it can be painful, and if untreated can result in costly surgical repair. To help dogs with anal gland problems, exercise and weight loss are essential.

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If you're struggling to find the time to walk your dog, you should look into seeking help from a dog walker. Don't feel anxious about leaving your pet with a stranger, dog walkers often have a business protected by insurance for dog walkers (https://www.cliverton.co.uk/policies/dog-walking-pet-sitting-pet-minding-pet-taxi-insurance/), so they provide top care for your dog.

Aggressive and negative behaviour

Searches for "dog biting", "dog behaviour", and "dog aggression" had 6,600, 5,400, and 2,900 average monthly searches, respectively.

If you suspect that your dog is acting aggressively and is exhibiting bad behaviour, this will need attending to immediately to keep others safe.

Having an aggressive dog may be a scary concept, but it can be remedied. You need professional help from someone qualified – start by speaking to your vet. They will guide you in the right direction. Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC) registered professionals can identify issues with your dog and create a plan to teach them good behaviour.

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Sources

https://www.helpguide.org/articles/mental-health/mood-boosting-power-of-dogs.htm

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-55719338

https://www.ft.com/content/1d14541e-0c11-48bb-9...

https://www.petsafe.net/learn/10-translated-bar...

https://www.glandex.com/blogs/dog-anal-gland-ar...

Source: Cliverton Insurance
Filed Under: Pets

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