Emotions affect physical health. We know that about humans…stress leads to stomach ulcers, headaches and, frankly, all sorts of ailments. Well, I picked up this little tidbit from Dr. Leticia Fanucchi, DVM at WSU…Chronic cortisol levels cause hair loss, skin problems and eating disorders in dogs. What causes chronic cortisol levels? Stress and anxiety.
If you suspect your dog’s skin or eating problems might have anxiety as an underlying cause, you might be right! This would be a topic to discuss with your veterinarian.