Top Reasons and How to Help | Why Is My Dog Pacing?

Have you ever asked yourself – why is my dog pacing? This action can be baffling to pet owners, especially when there aren’t any obvious reasons why.

Let’s examine the top reasons why dogs pace and go over the ways in which you can help your furry friend settle down if this action is caused by stress or anxiety.

They’re Searching For Something

Your pet may pace when they’ve misplaced something, like their favorite toy. This could include a bone, stuffed toy, ball or treat.


Your Dog Is Excited

Anyone who’s had a dog knows they can be full of energy, especially when they’re excited. Pacing can be a way for them to release some of their built-up energy. 



They’re Hungry

Some dogs love mealtime more than others. The pacing could be your pet’s way of letting you know that they’re ready for food.


They’re in Pain 

Your dog could be pacing because they’re in pain and can’t get comfortable laying down.


Your Dog Is Developing Dementia 

Dog dementia, formally known as canine cognitive dysfunction, is a degenerative disease that can affect older canines. It causes them to become disoriented and confused, which can lead to pacing. 

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