Check out Pet Health Pharmacy’s resources below to learn about various factors that may contribute to pet stress or anxiety, as well as possible measures you can take to prevent or alleviate its negative effects.
ADRENAL FATIGUE IN DOGS AND CATS
The more common adrenal gland issues are deficiencies in adrenal functioning. According to Dr. Lea Stogdale, dogs and cats may develop Addison’s disease (deficiency) and Cushing’s Disease (excess). While these two points are the extreme, there are opportunities to recognize problems in advance.
ARE YOU STRESSING YOUR PET OUT?
Gestures, posture, and body language are just some of the behaviors or actions that may miscommunicate our feelings toward our pets. Learning to be sensitive to the needs of our pets may help improve the bond between pets and their humans.
CANINE STORM ANXIETY
Dogs have the capacity to experience emotions similar to humans, and can develop a variety of psychological conditions, including phobias such as canine storm anxiety. Is there a way to relieve our dogs’ symptoms of storm anxiety and make them feel secure?
SIGNS OF SEPARATION ANXIETY
As social animals, some dogs become anxious when left alone, especially if they have experienced a traumatic separation in the past (such as being surrendered at an animal shelter). In this article, PHP Pete outlines some steps you can take to help ease your pet’s anxiety while correcting his behavior.
TECHNOLOGY AND PETS
In dogs, music has shown the potential to calm storm anxiety, separation anxiety, and other sources of stress. Not only does the rhythm of the music slow heartbeat and breathing, but music itself serves to mask other, more stressful sounds.