Do Dogs Get Traumatized After A Fight?
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Do Dogs Get Traumatized After A Fight?

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We all adore dogs and the notion that they love you with their entire heart. When we watch dogs fighting, we, like all dog enthusiasts and owners get terrified. We are occasionally scared by the idea that these devoted and gentle tail-wagging pets may become so ferociously aggressive. So, when a dog we love gets into a fight with other dogs, the question we all need to ask is, “Does your dog get into Trauma after being in a fight?”

My dog got into a fight with a pet dog (German Shepherd) who was clearly three times his size (Indian Spitz). As a result, when I brought him home, he was deafeningly quiet and traumatized. No matter how harshly that dog’s owner punishes his dog, the reality that their dog physically and mentally attacked my dog cannot be overstated.

Before we get into the meat of the matter, let’s have a look at why dogs attack other dogs and humans:

  • Territorial actions include goods, spaces, people, and/or food.
  • Fear of other people, objects, places, and things.
  • The presence of trauma in dogs causes anxiety and fear.
  • Within the home, there is a lot of noise and strange human/animal interaction.
  • An animal in agony as a result of an injury, illness, or disease.

Coming to the topic, Does your dog get into Trauma after being in a fight?

Yes, a dog can be traumatized as a result of a dog attack. The dog may be emotionally scarred from the traumatic experience, in addition to the physical scars from the wounds they have received, and you should be on the watch for signs that your dog has been damaged in this way.

  • The adrenaline will be surging and the affected dog may be unsteady and jumpy just seconds after the attack. As the dog recovers from the acute onset, a negative conditioned emotional response associated with the location of the incident and/or the presence of other canines may emerge.
  • Your dog may exhibit a variety of emotions immediately following the attack; shock is a frequent sign, and you may notice your pet physically shivering as a result of the elevated adrenaline in their system. 
  • Even weeks later, you may find that your dog’s behaviour has changed significantly when you come across the same location where the incident occurred, or even just in the presence of other dogs. 
  • Avoiding playing and associating with other dogs, as well as defensive behaviour toward other dogs such as snarling, arching of the back, increased awareness, and hair rising on the dogs’ back, are all signs that your dog is suffering from emotional trauma.
  • If your dog has been involved in a dog attack, be on the watch for these indicators and seek veterinarian care if your dog exhibits these behaviours.
  • You must get professional help, since if you don’t, your dog will continue to display these undesirable behaviours and become a threat to itself and other animals/humans.

According to estimates, adequately limiting dogs to their property would prevent 80 per cent of dog attacks, as many occurrences involve a dog escaping from an unsecured yard.

Let’s face it, we’ve all wished that dogs would always get along and play sweetly together. Unfortunately, our domes are regularly destroyed because fights can occur, and they can occur fairly frequently. Fortunately, most of the time it’s just loud conflicts with no dogs getting wounded, but those occurrences can still be unnerving.

Dogs are loving creatures, and tying them up or punishing them will not cause them to change their habits. The only reasonable option is to keep them inside while the other dog goes for a walk while also calming them. I always make sure that my dog (OM) is in my sight or barking at the top of his lungs from the balcony at people, other dogs, or livestock. Remember that raising a dog is not easy; he needs affection as well as regular monitoring.

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Pallavi Gupta

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