In today’s Ask the Vet column, which runs every Wednesday and Saturday in the San Francisco Chronicle, SFVS animal behavior expert Sophia Yin, DVM, answers a reader’s question about a dog who has lost her love for car rides. The question:
Every morning, I take my two dogs for a drive in the car when I go to the coffee shop. They’ve always loved going, but all of a sudden, one of my dogs is afraid to get in the car. As soon as she sees me with the keys, she runs away. Nothing bad has happened in or near the car to hurt or frighten her, so I don’t understand this sudden fear. What could be causing this?
Read Dr. Yin’s answer: Getting rid of dog’s fear of the car