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How to help an anxious pet

Many dogs act out when they are experiencing separation anxiety.

Separation anxiety

Separation anxiety if one of the most common social disorders among dogs and occurs among cats as well. As soon as you took your pet home, that pet started to form a bond with you that continued to grow. That bond is important in a healthy relationship between you and your pet, but when your pet becomes too dependant problems can arise.

Does anxiety cause your dog to act out?

Dogs with separation anxiety often act out when they are left home alone. You might come home to find your dog has destroyed furniture, defecated on the floor and barked all day long. Your dog may also whine and show signs of depression in your absence. Often dogs with separation anxiety will also become over-excited upon the return of their owners.

Cats and separation anxiety

Cats can also experience separation anxiety, though it is not as common as it is in dogs. Symptoms are often less noticeable than they are in dogs, as anxious cats tend to be less destructive. If you notice your cat is exhibiting saddened behaviours every time you prepare to leave the house, or is excessively attached to you when you are home then your cat may have anxiety issues. Like dogs, cats with separation anxiety may forget about their house training when you are gone.

How to help your pet deal with separation anxiety

Treating separation anxiety in your pets involves reducing stress or panic they feel without your presence. It is not a matter of reducing the bond that you share. The herbs found in NaturPet’s Home Alone are calming herbs that help your pet relax. They can help your pets to stay happy when you aren’t around, so you don’t have to worry about leaving them at home.

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