Often people think that if the dog yawns, it indicates that she is tired or not slept well. But this is not always the case, and yawning can be evidence of very different things.
The safest explanation for a dog yawn is elementary boredom. If the dog often yawns and at the same time whirls around and gazes into the eyes of the owner, then most likely she really wants to be played with and paid attention.
However, there are less pleasant explanations for such a phenomenon as yawning of a dog. For example, a dog may be too stressed or disturbed. Your pet should try to calm and remove the irritating factor. If this is not possible (for example, the dog is afraid of loud noises in the neighborhood or fireworks), then it is better to ignore the behavior of the pet or to try to distract him by playing.
However, if yawning is not yours, but another's dog, it's better not to touch it at all. Any attempts to calm a nervous animal can cause him even more intense irritation and result in even an attack on a person . However, not every strain in a dog is associated with fear or irritation. A pet can often yawn and in such a nervous environment as an exhibition or various competitions.
Deep convulsive sighs stimulate the brain and accelerate blood circulation in the animal's body. Also, the dog can yawn in such a nervous environment as a visit to a veterinarian. There is one more interesting nuance. Dogs do not like it when they are squeezed and hugged and a yawn can testify to this.
The dog will turn his muzzle and lick his lips, because the human smell seems too strong for her. It is better not to let the child squeeze and hug the dog if she yawns in such situations. The puppy can start yawning when he is lifted from the floor to his arms. So does any kid, including a child, when he is frightened by the loss of stability.
Thus, in a number of very different situations, dogs yawn in order to relax and calm down, or, conversely, - to fill the body with energy. However, one should not discount one more factor of yawning of the animal. This is when such convulsive sighs can be one of the symptoms of different diseases. In this case, she will have additional symptoms.
For example, if the dog often yawns and at the same time it has markedly increased salivation, this indicates that it hurts in the oral cavity. In this situation, you need to contact the veterinarian.