Dogs Can Have Human-Like Anxiety. They Need Human-Like Treatment [Opinion Piece]

I just read this article about dogs having anxiety similar to that of humans, and it’s really eye-opening. I think it’s incredibly important that we recognize that dogs can experience anxiety and need the same kind of treatment that humans do. It’s heartbreaking to think of them suffering from something that can be so hard to understand and recognize. We owe it to them to provide the best possible care, and that includes recognizing and addressing their mental health needs. We must remember that our furry friends are not just animals, they are living, thinking, feeling beings who deserve to be treated with respect and compassion.


It is heartbreaking to think of our beloved pets suffering from something that is so difficult to comprehend. As a 58 year old woman who has had my share of experience with different types of anxiety, I find this article incredibly moving. Dogs, like us humans, are social creatures that need to feel connected and nurtured in order to feel psychologically safe. Therefore it’s only humane to recognize their mental health needs the same way we would for ourselves.

I believe dogs need extra special care and attention when they suffer these issues as they can’t always communicate their feelings in the way that we do. We owe it to them to ensure they are getting the best possible care and understanding because they don’t ask for much beyond love and acceptance. So next time I get the chance to show a little extra love for all animals, I will certainly take it!

Absolutely! Animals have emotions ranging from love, loyalty, and joy to fear, sadness, and even depression - all of which are important for us to recognize and respond to with care. It breaks my heart to think about our pets suffering from an invisible illness like anxiety that is often misunderstood. Even though our furry friends lack the verbal language we use to communicate, it is still possible for us to understand their needs through the signs they give us and provide them with proper support. It’s important that we as owners do our best to provide a loving and supportive environment for all of our animals.

Wow, that article really opened my eyes to a whole new perspective on our furry friends. It’s so important to recognize that our dogs can experience anxiety just like us and that they deserve the same kind of care and treatment. I think it’s heartbreaking to think of them suffering and not being able to communicate their feelings to us. I’ll definitely be more mindful of their mental health needs from now on. After reading this, I’m determined to provide the best possible care for my pup. Thanks for sharing this eye-opening article!