It is the season of festivals, weddings and travel, of merriment and time spent with family and friends. While pet parents are looking forward to enjoying themselves they are also worried about their furry babies who are the most anxious at this time. Be it loud crackers, an empty home, or a strange-smelling kennel pets respond differently to stimuli. Here is a lowdown on anxiety in pets and tips for pet parents to pacify them.
Signs to look out for
If your pet has been acting in an odd manner and showing signs of aggression like snapping at you or the house help; peeing on your bed, drooling, indulging in destructive behaviour such as chewing your shoes or the cushions, or appearing depressed and lethargic, it is your cue to head to your neighborhood pet care centre.
Cause and because
Anxiety is a difficult emotion to deal with. It gets worse when we are unable to pin-point a reason for our pet’s discomfort. Medical experts share reasons for our pet’s anxiety: fear of loud sounds, an unfamiliar environment; separation from family, rehomed, or left alone; aging dogs who may experience confusion adds to the stress. If your pet is experiencing any of these do visit a pet care centre where an able veterinarian will assess him and diagnose an underlying illness, if at all.
Ways to alleviate anxiety in pets
Keeping in mind the frail psychological and emotional situation of our fur babies, we need to handle them patiently and sensitively. Hence shouting or hitting is counter-productive and highly avoidable.
If at all, you have to leave the pet during festival, leave them in the care of expert veterinarians at CGS veterinary hospital where all their immediate needs can be addressed. We provide boarding services with separate kennels and cattery for dogs and cats respectively. They will be under the care of skilled staff. You can take advantage of the opportunity and book a grooming session with services such as Shampooing, Conditioning, Blow Dry, Nail Clipping and Hair Cutting, etc.