You love your pet, and want the safest, most effective solution to stop your pet’s anxiety in its tracks … naturally!
Every pet is different, and the way a dog expresses anxiety won’t be the same way a horse shows anxiety. Know what to look for in your type of pet.
Also, be sure to discuss your pet’s anxious behavior with your veterinarian, as illness or aging can sometimes be the source of anxiety.
Dogs: Destructive behavior; trembling uncontrollably; pacing; howling for hours at a time; having accidents on the floors; and trying to escape or run away.
Cats: Urinating and/or defecating outside the litter box; vomiting or diarrhea; hiding more than usual; compulsive grooming to the point where bald spots can be seen; clinginess, or escape behaviors.
Horses: Rearing; spooking or bolting; rolling of the eyes to where you can see the whites; backing into a corner; and shaking or trembling. Weaving and stall walking are also signs of anxiety. Your horse may weave-walk from side to side as if in a trance, or spend time walking in circles in the stall.
Rabbits: showing the whites of the eyes; stomping the feet; growling; grunting; squeaking; grinding the teeth; flattening the ears back; shivering; hiding; or not moving.
1. Mix Up Your Cues
Does your pet suffer from separation anxiety? Daily “cues” like putting on your shoes or grabbing your car keys can trigger your pet’s anxiety before you even leave the house.
Here’s how to help the situation:
Expose your pet to your pre-departure cues several times a day, in different orders … AND THEN DON’T LEAVE. For example, put on your shoes and cook dinner. Or grab your keys and read a book.
This will reduce your pet’s anxiety because the cues won’t always end with you leaving. Be patient! This may take several weeks depending on how severe your pet’s anxiety is.
2. Exercise Your Pet
Exercise, while beneficial for all pets, is especially important for anxious pets with all that pent-up, nervous energy. For pets with separation anxiety, if they’re tuckered out from play, they’ll be more likely to lie down on their beds while the owner is gone … rather than causing destruction.
For pack animals like horses and dogs, try to organize a play date with a buddy. This will help reduce tension and they’ll have some fun!
3. Introduce New Situations Slowly
“Go big or go home” is not the mentality to take when exposing an anxious pet to new circumstances, surroundings or people. Take things slowly to build your pet’s confidence and get them used to certain sights, smells and sounds.
4. Never Punish Your Pet for Anxiety
No one likes to clean up messes caused by pet anxiety. So even though it may require some deep breathing and counting to 10, don’t punish your anxious pet after an episode. This will actually make your pet’s anxiety even worse. Establish trust with your pet and always reward good behavior.
5. Give Your Animal a Pet Relaxant
Some pets need a little extra help when it comes to their anxiety. Many pet owners will default to pet sedatives to make them relax during this time. These drugs are good for extreme situations but for your regular car ride or a short absence that makes the pet anxious, there is a better solution.
Oxyfresh “Mellow Out” Pet Relaxant is the safe, gentle, all-natural way to calm your anxious pet without knocking him out like a tranquilizer would.
This breakthrough pet calming formula is veterinarian recommended and works fast, so you can be ready whenever anxiety strikes, whether it’s from trips to the vet, thunderstorms, or new people and situations.
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