What is pet anxiety and how can I fix it?
Stressful situations can result in anxious behaviors that throw the body into constant fight or flight mode. During these times, the stress hormone cortisol is released in large amounts, impairing normal bodily functions and responses.
With the Fourth of July just around the corner, many pet owners run to the vet for prescription drugs to tranquilize and sedate their furry companion amidst the noisy, busy holiday weekend. But there are more holistic, less jarring means of comforting your pet during anxious times.
Anxiety contributors in your pet might include:
If you've ever come home to a sofa in shambles, your pet might be suffering from anxiety. If your pet has suddenly stopped following commands, he might be under a load of stress.
Anxious symptoms include:
How to Minimize Stress in the Home
You can take some quick and easy steps right now to decrease anxiety around the household. Here's how:
Holistic Ways to Decrease Anxiety
On top of do-it-yourself stress reducers, holistic therapy can aid in decreasing your pet's levels of anxiety. Here are some holistic treatments:
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