As most of you know Nibbler is being treated for generalised anxiety among other things. He unfortunately had a backslide this week.
I thought I'd take the opportunity to share some of his unhappy body language. Photos are only a second in time and that second could have been the only one that the dog was uncomfortable in so it's important not to judge photos too harshly. It's interesting how they let us know they're uncomfortable though, always giving us feedback and an opportunity to respond.
I took him with Satine and put his thundershirt on before we went out because I knew he was having a hard time but it didn't help. The end result was cutting the walk short, going home and making his world smaller for a week. He's doing much better now but still isn't where he was a few weeks ago. Its all part of the joy of living with an anxious dog. <sigh>
In this photo you can see the whites of his eyes, his muscles are quite tight, his ears are back and to the side (he's listening for the bad thing that he's sure is going to get him) and he's lip licking.