It is often that you can hear your dog howling, and those might be the times when you start wondering what is wrong with it. Or you might ignore the problem until your neighbors start to complain. Here are some of the possible reasons why your dog howls more often these days.
It needs your companionship
You would need to spend more time with the dog, even when it means just sitting together and watching some TV. Dogs love to have a companion and when you – the owner – interacts with them, they love that. You should try all possible ways to make your dog feel cheerful, such as by giving toys to it that it can chew on. Pay attention to it more frequently, so that it does not crave your company. When your dog gets loving company, it will not feel lonely and will not howl too often.
Make it physically more active
It could also be that your dog is getting bored, and needs more activity. Try to add more exercises into its daily routine. Take it for walks, and even short ones will do if you have neither the time and nor the energy for long walks. Even brief walks will expand the horizon of your canine companion and stimulate its mind. The mental and physical stimulation will ensure a more restful night, and it will neither disturb you nor your neighbors with howling.
Take it to a vet
You would do better to schedule an appointment with a vet and take your dog to it. Generally, physical problems can also make a dog howl. It is a way to make you take more attention of its poor health and take proper steps to fix the same. Take your dog to a vet for regular check-ups, in order to prevent diabetes and other systemic diseases. In some cases smaller breeds might need medical attention even more than the bigger ones. These are more susceptible to various problems, such as periodontal disease.
Keep it engaged
An engaged dog howls less often. Close its mouth with dental chews, chewable toys and other products that can be found on the market. Consult your vet about the kind of products he / she recommends, and which ones are good for oral health as well. You can also find various types of chewable oral health products on the market.
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