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Calgary Animal Hospital FAQs: What Classifies as Abnormal Behavior For Dogs

Your dog is just like you: they will act in a certain way and occasionally might spin out. But when you are noticing that your dog is acting more abnormal than usual, then you might have some problems. But what classifies as abnormal behavior for dogs? It is one of the most common questions that Calgary animal hospital get asked, and here what you look out for:

  • There Is An Increase In Aggressive Behavior
    Unless your dog is naturally aggressive (and they have to be trained that way) your dog becoming more aggressive with you, or people around you, indicates that something is bothering them. Don’t let it get out of hand as it might end up causing you problems down the line.
  • Destructive Tendencies
    One of the biggest indications that your dog is acting abnormally is when they start to get destructive. That means eating, chewing and breaking things non-stop. If these tendencies increase, it is best to take them to a Calgary vet.
  • Dogs Eating & Chewing Anything
    Dogs like to chew (it’s equivalent to us moving our hands), but when they are starting to chew and eat anything in their path, then it is a sign that something is up. An example could be chewing up pillows when they have never done it in the past before.
  • Mounting ‘Normal’ Behavior
    There are certain things that your dog will usually do: bark, chew, bite, eat and be active. Being around your dog long enough, you can tell if it is normal behavior or not. However, if you start to notice that this ‘normal’ behavior is becoming irregular (not eating) or getting bad (increased barking), then it could be signs that something is bothering your dog.

What To Do If Your Dog Acts Abnormally? Take Them To A Calgary Animal Hospital

If your dog is not acting the way it usually does, something is bothering them. The longer you leave it, the worse they might become over time, and you don’t want your dog to suffer. Book an appointment with an animal hospital in Calgary immediately to check them out.

We know how much you love your pets, and how far you will go to keep them healthy and safe. Here at Panorama Hills Animal Hospital, we are proud to be providing Calgary with high-quality care and veterinary services to all animals; great and small. We are here, when you’re little ones need us. Contact us today on  403-277-9111 to request an appointment.

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