Remember, chances are that just about everything they encounter will be “new” to your new pet when you get them home. Some will adapt easily – others may display some signs of stress or anxiety. Some common examples of such behavior:
- Decreased appetite or nervousness being observed eating
- Try feeding your new pup in their crate to make them feel safe.
- Loose or lack of stools and or frequent or infrequent urination
- Your veterinary professional will rule out medical reasons for this at your wellness exam.
- Restlessness or panting
- Decreased energy
- Cowering or hiding – especially from loud noises
Although your dog may experience some of these concerns to some degree please contact a veterinary professional if your dog’s behavior or health appears concerning.