Dogs may not be able to speak, but they can still communicate. Have you ever given it a thought how different phrases can genuinely alter how we feel within our bodies?
Then there are those taboo terms associated with all the terrifying aspects of life, such as sickness, death, and debt, which no one wants to discuss. You’ll probably feel nervous or depressed when you hear these words. No matter what the words are, they all cause an emotional reaction in our bodies.
Animals do learn to grasp words over time even though they don’t speak the same language as humans. Additionally, our pets’ emotional responses to words might be just like those of us people. Any dog owner will inform you that phrases like “walkies” and “din dins” will cause your pet to react immediately. Words like “the vets,” on the other hand, will elicit a response, but it won’t be a positive one. Our pets truly detest going to the vet.
No matter how outgoing, laid-back, or friendly your dog is, there’s a good chance they’ll dread going to the vet. A trip to the vet can never result in anything positive. Not to mention the trips to the vet when they eat something they shouldn’t have when they are poked and prodded by needles, have their claws removed, etc. Those injections that induce vomiting are unpleasant. Additionally, your pet may experience sensory overload at the vet’s office due to the overwhelming number of other frightened creatures and the variety of new sounds, smells, and sights.
Enzo is a German Shepherd that got into the car with his owner for a pleasant drive.Typically, dogs love car rides. Sticking their face out the window, smelling the world, and spending time with their owners are all things dogs can’t get enough of.
When a dog gets in a car, it has no idea where it’s going.
It could be the beach, the park, or…. the vet. Dogs can never know until they arrive, however. Enzo the dog seems to have a very real understanding of the different places he has visited with his owner, and one particular parking lot strikes fear into his doggy bones.
Enzo assumed he was merely going to the dog park as usual while driving and was enjoying the journey. But he understood where he was actually going as the roads started to appear depressingly familiar. And his worst suspicions came true as they parked in the area. The poor dog believes he has been duped. He appears to be having trouble believing where he is as he peers out of each window. Enzo, however, is pretty aware of where they are parked..at the vet!
Having recently moved from a northern state in the U.S. to a southern one, Enzo’s allergies were acting up and they were just getting him a check-up.
Maybe after this more pleasant experience with the vet, Enzo won’t be as worried next time.