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Does My Anxiety Rub Off On My Dog?

Have you ever asked yourself "Is my anxiety rubbing off on my dog?" When it comes to our pets, we often wonder if they can sense our emotions. It seems that our furry friends are very in tune with our feelings, so it’s no surprise that many of us worry if our anxiety is rubbing off on our dogs. Pets are incredibly intuitive when it comes to the emotions of their owners, and they can often sense when something is wrong. The truth is, our dogs can pick up on our emotions, and when we’re feeling anxious, they can sense it.

Dogs are highly sensitive and can pick up on subtle changes in our behavior and body language. They also have a keen sense of smell, so they can detect the hormones we release when we’re feeling anxious. Your dog can sense the physical cues that accompany your anxious feelings. When you’re anxious, you may tense up, fidget, or make other physical movements that your pet can detect. Your breathing and heart rate may also be affected, and your dog can sense these subtle changes as well.

The good news is that our anxiety doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing for our dogs. In fact, it can be beneficial for them to be aware of our emotions, as it helps them to understand us better and respond appropriately.

It’s important to remember that your pet can’t help with the root cause of your anxiety. They may show signs of stress if they’re around you while you’re feeling anxious, but it’s not their job to fix the problem. We just hope they are part of the healthy healing journey for you living with anxiety.


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