Perhaps, calling this post A Dog’s Secrets isn’t the right title. However, if your dog is showing signs of anxiety and you’ve already had the dog checked out by animal doctor, then consider the following information.
By now, it’s common knowledge that a dog’s sense of smell is much greater than ours. In addition, so is their hearing. Also, consider that a dog senses vibration through four legs and is closer to the Earth in proximity than humans. They see the world through a different perspective too.
I’m a hypersensitive human so I already know how the environment whether that is from electro-magnetic fields or toxins in the air can affect me. Imagine then how this would translate for a canine who I would imagine is 10 times more sensitive than me. Anything from a loud stereo or TV or even a computer or cell prompt could send a dog into stimuli overload. If this noise is repeated and the human doesn’t notice the dog’s reaction to the sound, this could eventually turn into depression or anxiety.
Signs of anxiety in a dog are obsessive licking of the lips, yawning when he isn’t tired, pacing, pacing in circles, trembling, a faraway look in the eyes or glazed eyes, tail stuck between the legs or an obsessive biting and licking of the paws. The dog might also whimper, whine, or bark and cower under furnishing or in a corner. Please research signs of anxiety in a dog.
Also, since animals are affected by electro-magnetic fields do not place a dog or cat bed or bird cage near electrical outlets or loud machines such as TVs, computers, and stereos. Work with a sound therapist or psychoacoustic expert to create an audio safe environment for your pet. Also, look into magnets and crystals as well as, flower essences such as the Yarrow Environmental Formula. Work with a holistic vet if necessary.
You can also look into canine calming recordings (music especially produced for a dog’s sensibilities). I’m not a medical expert or practitioner so I do not diagnose or prescribe. But in my communication with animals, I noticed that animals will complain about sounds that disturb them in their environment.
I will share a dog’s extreme reaction to a smoke detector. The dog was also left in the house alone while the occupants of the household evacuated the smoky house. When I entered the house, the dog was walking in circles, eyes glazed over, and his tail tightly wedged between his legs. He was cowering and trembling. When I opened the sliding glass door, he bolted into the yard and darted to the far corner where he wedge himself into the fence. At one point, he yelped and it sounded like a human scream. It took me an hour plus to calm the dog down. Once I was able to get near him, I took him for a long walk. But when we returned he did not want to reenter the house but did so anyway. The house smelled of smoke.
Smoke detectors are jarring and loud, then add the smoke and people evacuating the house while abandoning the dog also brought up separation anxiety issues. As an animal communicator, I can tell you that the dog did feel abandoned and he was in the survival mode. As a Reiki practitioner, I know in retrospect that this dog already had a blocked Root Chakra caused by the docking of his tail as a pup and his having moved to two households and been abandoned by his original family (in his beliefs that he communicated to me).
Eventually, the dog went into a fostering situation and was adopted by a couple who was aware of the dog’s needs and knew that breed specifically. I don’t know if he has had any energy healing to clear and activate his Root Chakra. And I suggest clearing and activating the root chakra in any dog who has had his tail docked. And clear and reactivate the Sacral, Root, and Solar Plexus chakras in dogs that have been spade or neutered. For dogs who have had their ears docked, clear and reactivate the Crown and Third Eye chakras.
So, to sum up my theme here, dogs have acute sensitivities and they don’t experience the world in the same way that humans do. As animal guardians we need to become mindful of our living environment and how that affects our pets. I will post about aromatherapy oils on the no-no list for dogs and cats in the future. But for now, understand that your high-tech devices such as rechargers, phones, tablets, computers, dog cameras, etc do affect the energetic field of your pets. And I would bet this leads to cancer. I’m not a scientist and I don’t have proof. I reached the conclusion using my common sense and intuition based on what I know about those devices on humans who are less sensitive than animals.
As we awaken as humans spiritually and otherwise, please become mindful of our impact on the environment and on non-humans. It’s the least that we can do for our animal companions. And most of all, remember that they are different species than humans who don’t experience the sensual world in the same way no matter the extent we wish that they did.