Behavioural stress in pets


Disruption of home life can cause psychological distress for pets. Dogs and cats can demonstrate defensive behaviour, lethargy and, in extreme cases, self-mutilation, in response to rows in the home or a separation. When a dominant partner in the home leaves, a dog can become more assertive in its behaviour. Behavioural problems may be more marked because a dog is psychologically incompetent because of inadequate training.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST