Mental Health Awareness Month: Prioritizing Pet Wellness

May 07, 2024

May marks Mental Health Awareness Month, a crucial time to prioritize both your well-being and that of your furry companions. Just like humans, dogs need support with their mental health; not just their physical health. With summer on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to start a new routine of regular doggy daycare. We provide a supportive environment that eases canine mental issues, such as separation anxiety.

Understanding Common Canine Mental Health Concerns

It’s not uncommon for dogs to experience anxiety. They can also develop compulsive behaviors when they’re struggling with mental health issues.

Like humans, our canine friends can become anxious when there is a big change in their life or any shift in daily routines. Separation anxiety is a common issue among pets today, especially as schedules shift and owners return to work or travel. Symptoms of anxiety in dogs, according to the ASPCA, can include avoiding eye contact, restlessness, or changes in appetite, to name a few. 

Addressing Compulsive Behaviors in Dogs

While dogs don’t receive an OCD diagnosis in the same way humans do, they can display compulsive behaviors driven by emotions like anxiety, fear, or boredom. These behaviors, if left unaddressed, can escalate, and manifest as disruptive conduct. Common compulsive behaviors in dogs may include excessive licking, pacing, or snapping at the air.

Supporting Canine Mental Wellness at Hounds Town

Fortunately, Hounds Town provides a structured environment that offers relief for pets grappling with mental health issues. Through all-day play in specialized packs, dogs can find solace and companionship in their new routines while their owners are away. Our expert staff are trained to understand and respond to the unique needs of each dog, ensuring they receive the support and attention necessary to thrive.

Watch Our Furry Friends in Action!

Here’s a glimpse into our paw-some day at Hounds Town 🐾

As we observe Mental Health Awareness Month, let’s remember to consider our furry friends’ mental health, as well as our own. By prioritizing their mental wellness and providing access to supportive environments like Hounds Town, we can ensure that every dog leads a happy and fulfilling life.