Did you know that separation anxiety can affect between 20-40% of dogs (American Veterinary Medical Association)? We are more mentally similar to our pets than we realize; there are all types of ailments that can affect our pets’ minds, just like us. Most commonly dogs develop fear-related anxiety, such as from loud noises or new/strange environments and situations. Other types include separation anxiety and age related anxiety that affects older dogs who have cognitive dysfunction syndrome, leading to confusion and anxiety. The only difference between human and dog anxiety is that it manifests itself in different ways. In dogs, it can appear as damaging behaviors, aggression, urinating or defecating in the house, drooling, panting, destructive behavior, depression, excessive barking, pacing, restlessness, and repetitive or compulsive behaviors.