There are many reasons why a pet might display anxious behavior. Separation from their owners is one very common cause of anxiety in pets, but it is also caused by loud noises (like fireworks), and social situations with other animals or human beings.
Luckily, there are plenty of over the counter ways to manage your pet’s anxiety. One such way is through the use of medications like Feliway or Adaptil. These medications help safely reduce stress for cats and dogs and many pet owners find that they work very effectively. They are used in a diffuser or spray form typically.
There are other options as well, like behavioral training. Training can often result in a more confident, calm dog and that can help reduce separation anxiety. There are also drug-free products that can help, such as the Thundershirt. The Thundershirt is a compression covering that dogs wear, which has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety.
If you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s anxiety, please contact us today. We would be happy to help and answer any questions you may have.