Often people think that if a dog is yawning, then it means that she is tired or has not slept. But this is not always the case and yawning may be evidence of very different things.
The safest explanation for dog yawning is elementary boredom. If the dog often yawns and at the same time turns around and stares intently into the owner's eyes, then most likely she really wants to play with her and in general pay attention.
However, there are less pleasant explanations for the phenomenon of a dog yawning. For example, a dog may be too tense or worried about something. You should try to calm your pet and remove the irritating factor. If this is not possible (for example, the dog is frightened by loud sounds in the neighborhood or fireworks), then it is better to ignore the behavior of a pet or try to distract him with a game.
However, if it is not your dog that is yawning but someone else’s dog, it is better not to touch it at all. Any attempts to calm the nervous animal can cause him even more irritation and even end with an attack on a person. However, not every tension in a dog is connected precisely with fear or irritation. Pet can often yawn in such a nervous environment, as the exhibition or various competitions.
Deep, convulsive sighs stimulate the brain and accelerate blood circulation in the animal. Also, the dog can yawn in such a nervous environment, as a visit to the vet. There is another interesting nuance. Dogs do not like being squeezed and embraced and a yawn may indicate this.
The dog at the same time will turn its face and lick, because it seems to be too strong a human smell. It is better not to allow the child to squeeze and hug a dog if it is yawning in such situations. The puppy can start to yawn when it is lifted from the floor to the arms. So does any kid, including a child, when he is frightened by instability.
Thus, in a number of very different situations, the dogs are yawning in order to relax and calm down, or, conversely, to fill the body with energy. However, one should not overlook another factor in the yawning of an animal. This is when such convulsive sighs can be one of the symptoms of various diseases. In this case, she will have additional symptoms.
For example, if a dog often yawns and at the same time it has a markedly increased drooling, this indicates that she has a sore mouth. In such a situation, you must contact your veterinarian.