Calming an Anxious Pet
POSTED ON January 20, 2022 AT 4:08 PM BY veterinarian 0 COMMENT Cats and Dogs
Pet anxiety is more common than many pet parents might think. To reduce their anxiety, try and stick to a routine. There are also calming shirts, diffusers, and over-the-counter calming products such as Zylkene. By giving your pets the gift of an in-home Veterinary visit, you can save them a trip to the veterinarian’s office and take care of their health care needs in a non-stressful way
There are many situations that may trigger anxiety in pets.
- Changes in routine, like a pet parent going back to work after a long hiatus at home.
- History of abuse, abandonment, or neglect in a previous home.
- New situations and noise from things like fireworks, thunderstorms, and travel.
- Physical causes including aging, illness, or pain.
- Separation anxiety caused by being home alone.
- Unfamiliar places, such as the groomer, the veterinarian’s office, vacation, or moving to a new home.
- New people or animals who may visit your home or even a new addition to the family.
.Signs Your Cat is Anxious
- Changes in mood or activity level.
- Hiding or avoiding the litter box.
- Excessive meowing
- Changes in appetite or weight.
- Compulsive behaviors
.Signs Your Dog is Anxious
- Urinating or defecating in the house
- Destructive behavior
- Excessive barking
- Repetitive or compulsive behaviors