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Medical name: Anxiety


  • Hunched back
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Large eye pupils
  • Hair loss
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Arched back
  • Loss of bowel control
  • Uncontrolled urination
  • Panting
  • Different personality
  • Exaggerated reflexes
  • Biting or chewing self
  • Biting or chasing tail
  • Shaking body
  • Voice change
  • Behavior change


Anxiety in pets is a condition with a wide range of both symptoms and causes. Anxiety, or fear, is most commonly characterized by large, dilated pupils, but a number of other symptoms can mark this condition. Among these are aggressive behavior, or a change in your pet's behavior, a hunched or arched back, and loss of bowel and urinary control. Your pet may also bite or chew himself, bite or chew his tail, or exhibit exaggerated reflexes. Other symptoms can include hair loss or a racing pulse. If you suspect your pet is suffering from anxiety or fear, a vet behaviorist can work with you to help seek possible causes, and recommend therapy or medication as necessary.

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If you think your pet may be experiencing a medical emergency, call your veterinarian or an emergency animal care facility immediately.

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