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Old 04-03-2006, 01:30 PM   #1
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Embarassed Excessive Yawning

I could just be being paranoid but Simon has been yawning excessively today! He had a busy weekend playing and following me around but should I be worried? He isn't acting different just yawning every few minutes. Hmmmmmmm...................
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I have no clue what the problem would be but I would probably be worried too!
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Hi I could never understand why prudence always yawns while I brush her (she hates being groomed) but I was told they can yawn when they are under stress.
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I'm having the same problem today, I just can't stop yawning.
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sirius does the same thing. i get a nice whiff of his stinky breath on a reg basis. i usually just make him drink some water and he stops. lol its prob not even connected, but he doesnt seem to be in pain or bothered in any way, so i dont really stress about it. i did a search before on YT and didnt find anything. i wouldnt worry too much :]
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I wonder if they are stressed b/c they sense my stress! Now I feel like a crappy mama Whaaaaaaaaaaaa
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I wonder if they are stressed b/c they sense my stress! Now I feel like a crappy mama Whaaaaaaaaaaaa
Oh Im so sorryI didnt mean to make you feel like a bad mum.Heres my story Ive always wondered why prudence yawned continuously while I brushed her and thought it was quite funny and then when I was at a puppy school class the instuctor was telling us about different body language signs in dogs and said some signs of stress are when dogs yawn so It sort of clicked for me because prudence hates being groomed but that is not the case with every dog just thought Id mention it.
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That makes sense to me And Simon is usually the most receptive to my moods so maybe he really is sensing my stress (about a new job) and that could explain it. Very interesting how smart these little creatures are!
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Parrots yawn to get oxygen to their brain - maybe that's why we yawn in the morning or when we are tired to try and perk up. I know it's not anything to worry about with birds or humans so I am sure your baby is just fine.
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My Buddy he yawns when he gets excited.
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Mostly dogs yawn to show stress, uncertainty, feeling unsure. It's what they call a displacement behavior usually used to help calm themselves. If you call a nervous, excitable or anxious dog to you, many will yawn as they get near you because they dislike having their personal space infringed upon in that way. If they want to run and jump on you voluntarily, that's okay and they feel in control, knowing they will jump on you and dash off but when called to you, the anxious dog can get suspicious of what might be going to happen and start licking his lips and yawning a lot. They get called to us so much for grooming, giving medicine, putting on a collar or clothing, inspecting their eyes and ears, nails clipped, teeth brushed, head petted - especially by children(dogs usually see that as a sign of dominance and it is uncomfortable) and being called to us might also result in the oft-dreaded face-to-face encounters(dogs don't care for that challenge either usually) so many will lick and yawn when called close to show their anxiety about what might be going to happen to them that is uncomfortable, dominating or a direct challenge. So usually a yawn is a way of coping with anxiety or stress. Excitement can stress a dog so if he thought you were maybe getting ready to leave or people were about to come over or other exciting things about to happen, the excitement stress of any of that can cause yawning.
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Mostly dogs yawn to show stress, uncertainty, feeling unsure. It's what they call a displacement behavior usually used to help calm themselves. If you call a nervous, excitable or anxious dog to you, many will yawn as they get near you because they dislike having their personal space infringed upon in that way. If they want to run and jump on you voluntarily, that's okay and they feel in control, knowing they will jump on you and dash off but when called to you, the anxious dog can get suspicious of what might be going to happen and start licking his lips and yawning a lot. They get called to us so much for grooming, giving medicine, putting on a collar or clothing, inspecting their eyes and ears, nails clipped, teeth brushed, head petted - especially by children(dogs usually see that as a sign of dominance and it is uncomfortable) and being called to us might also result in the oft-dreaded face-to-face encounters(dogs don't care for that challenge either usually) so many will lick and yawn when called close to show their anxiety about what might be going to happen to them that is uncomfortable, dominating or a direct challenge. So usually a yawn is a way of coping with anxiety or stress. Excitement can stress a dog so if he thought you were maybe getting ready to leave or people were about to come over or other exciting things about to happen, the excitement stress of any of that can cause yawning.
I agree that it can be nervousness and stress, but . . .

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My Buddy he yawns when he gets excited.
My boys yawn when they are excited to go on an outing. I think it is a release of pent up energy. When I ask them if they want to get ready, they will dance around me and yawn a couple of times.
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Haha. I still usually will post on them an older one if they come up on New Posts if the info is basic stuff.
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