Do family gatherings (especially around the holidays) or loud noises cause your pet to wreak havoc or hide? Have you come home to torn sofa cushions, scratches on walls and doors, spilled garbage cans, or a few stinky “surprises” brought to you by a furry friend? If so, you are not alone …
Nervousness and separation anxiety are common problems for pets. An anxious pet can cause great stress for the entire family and reduce overall quality of life. If you suspect your pet suffers from separation issues, you may see the following behaviors:
Nervous cats tend to urinate outside of their litter box and destructively scratch furniture, carpeting, curtains and anything they can sink their claws into. Some cats may engage in excessive grooming, causing damage to their skin.
Dog anxiety symptoms typically include accidental urination and defecation, excessive grooming and barking, destructive chewing of surroundings (including crates or gates), and attempts to escape (especially when left outdoors). In extreme cases, anxious dogs can damage structures and harm themselves.
Luckily, there are steps you can take to calm your pet’s nerves.
Try Natural Remedies for Dog and Cat Anxiety
Natural Pet Pharmaceuticals offers safe and natural medicines that relieve stress and anxiety symptoms in:
Unlike other medicinal pet products (like chewable tablets, pills, droppers or creams), our products are easily administered: Just pour the appropriate dose in your pet’s water bowl. Plus, they are taste free, odorless and colorless, so your pet won’t even know the medicine is there.
Enhance Your Pet’s Environment
In addition to using natural medicines, create a peaceful and engaging space for your pet to stay while they are home alone. Some animals truly enjoy being enclosed or crated, while others can experience more stress and anxiety from feeling trapped. Your pet’s reaction to a crate will send a clear message regarding the type of space they require.
If your pet enjoys a crate, be sure they have enough space to comfortably move their body.
If your pet needs an open space, make sure it is clear of hazardous items like exposed wires, glass and harmful chemicals.
Nervous pets will also benefit from distractions like toys to play with, bones to chew, or consistent and soothing background noise. Cats greatly benefit from ample scratching surfaces that will deter them from “exercising” with valuable household items.
These few small steps can make a world of a difference for your pet’s emotional state and give you peace of mind.