Post-holiday syndrome in dogs picky and anorexic

With the long holiday behind us, do your dog’s parents have some unfinished thoughts? In fact, not only do we humans fail to adjust in time, but dogs can also feel uncomfortable and experience many post-holiday adverse reactions, collectively known as a post-holiday syndrome. Here’s a summary of the four post-holiday syndromes for dogs, so your dog parents will know the appropriate symptoms and countermeasures!


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Dogs with post-holiday syndrome are picky and anorexic


After a long vacation, have you noticed that your dog’s mouth has become fussy, not eating this or that picky food? This is all a disaster caused by the long vacation!

We usually invite our relatives and friends for dinner during the long holidays. After dinner, unfortunately, the leftover big fish and meat are thrown away. When the dog is soiled, the dog’s parents will think of giving the dog delicious food. The dog can share the tasty food instead of wasting it.

However, dog parents do not know that feeding their dogs in this way can lead to picky and anorexic habits due to food accumulation. Also, eating too much greasy, high-fat food can cause gastrointestinal problems in dogs.


If the dog only loses appetite, you can feed some gastrointestinal medication in moderation, such as lactase, stomachic tablets, etc., which can help regulate the dog’s digestive system.

If the dog is just used to picky and anorexic eating, then the dog’s parents should be cruel and correct the dog’s bad habits.

The right way to correct the bad habits of anorexia and picky eaters is to take the dog to the doctor first. The doctor will confirm that the dog is not suffering from anorexia caused by a disease. Then the dog’s parents can start training the dog to eat without being picky. The training is as simple as removing the food immediately after each feeding time, without being soft.


Generally speaking, if you are determined and go through the training process, the dog will also teach the dog’s parents to be firm and not picky.

But you will lose if you are soft-hearted and defeated by the dog’s poor eyes. But the dog’s parents must be cruel for the dog’s health.

Overweight obesity overweight obesity syndrome



Overweight obesity overweight obesity syndrome


The long holidays will inevitably be accompanied by a feast of gluttony, and dog parents will not forget their cute baby dogs. Because of this, many dogs face the problem of being overweight or obese, and their health and lifespan will be significantly reduced due to parental neglect.

The underlying cause of obesity in dogs is excessive energy intake and low expenditure, primarily due to irregular or overfed diets, lack of exercise, neutering, and dog breed. For example, dogs that like to exercise are less likely to be fat. Dogs with wider chests are more likely to gain weight. In addition, metabolic abnormalities and medication side effects can also contribute to pathological obesity.


Fat can accumulate in the spine, tail, and abdomen, making the dog’s waist disappear, cause body drop, cause estrus difficulties, and even cause heart and breathing problems, joint disease, diabetes, poor skin and hair quality, reduced immunity, and increased risk of surgery and anesthesia.

Therefore, for the sake of your dog’s health and size and to save you the trouble of losing weight after the holidays, it is best to control and prevent it in advance. If you own how much you feed your dog, he will naturally stay away from holiday obesity!


During the holidays, people relax; the table is full of snacks, fruits, cakes, nuts, etc. Chicken, duck, fish, and meat are essential for dinner.

For the sake of our dogs’ health and bodies, even during the holidays, we still need to control more of our food and not indulge too much.

Post-holiday syndrome depression in dogs


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Post-holiday syndrome depression in dogs


During an extended vacation, the dog’s parents naturally spend more time with the dog, but the good times always feel short, and then the parents move on to their old lives.

This separation can lead to psychological problems in the dog. The dog is very dependent on the dog’s parents and fears being neglected by them. Therefore, going from seeing their parents every minute of every day to suddenly not seeing them can cause the dog to feel anxious, upset, neglected suddenly, and therefore depressed.


We should have some training for destructive dogs. For example, if the dog barks excitedly when they see the parent getting dressed and ready to go out, the parent can pretend to pick up the backpack and get ready to go out, then turn around and put the bag down; repeat this fake action even for five minutes away from the house.

If your dog’s barking doesn’t improve much, parents should not scold your dog loudly for it.

In addition, crate training can change separation anxiety in dogs. Before leaving home, the parents introduce the dog to the crate, lay out the dog’s favorite towel, put out the dog’s favorite treats and toys, and play with the dog outside the box for a while.

Crate training allows insecure baby dogs to find security; adult dogs that would destroy furniture alone at home will naturally stop doing so.

Of course, if time permits, parents should play games with their dog half an hour before they leave home to get some stamina so that the dog will sleep when they go home and so that alone time is not so difficult.


Dogs can be very destructive when they vent their emotions, such as chewing furniture, urinating anywhere, chewing clothes, etc., and making a home mess.

Therefore, parents should not wait for their dog for long periods, even on vacation, so the dog becomes too dependent on the parents. You need to make the dog understand that it is normal to be alone. The intimidation and tension of post-holiday syndrome in dogs

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Post-holiday syndrome intimidation and stress in dogs


The long holiday season brings more visitors to your home than usual. People are happy to chat, play cards, and sing, but some dogs, timid and afraid of loud noises by nature, have a hard time at this time.

Even after the long holiday, the dog is still scared and quickly hides when he hears the door open and close, apparently frightened by the holiday sounds.


To survive, dogs must always perceive the balance of new things in the outside world and gradually become familiar and adapt.

As opportunities for free movement increase, environmental exposure becomes more extensive, and a variety of stimuli readily impact the dog’s nervous system. Each new inspiration leaves its mark on the dog, or fear, indifference, etc.

At this time, parents can allow the dog to gradually enrich its life experience to become familiar with and adapt to the external environment. As the timidity disappears, the courage naturally increases so that the dog can trust that the phenomena in its surroundings are harmless.


After a holiday, if the dog is not immediately relieved from intimidation and fear, parents should not rush to take them outside and try to encourage and comfort them for a short period near home.

Then slowly lengthen the time and distance. As the dogs slowly confirm that their surroundings are safe, they will jump outside as usual.

Happy and short holidays, don’t forget to care for your dog’s health in the future and keep the post-holiday synthesis away from our lovely dogs!

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