Animals and Anxiety

Published by Samantha Aspeling on

Anxiety is not only a common trait in humans, but animals can also suffer as well. Just like with other unhealthy behaviours such as biting, barking, and chewing on everything in sight, anxiety can be treated. Anxiety can also be totally cured, but sometimes it can only be managed and noticeable under certain circumstances.

LocumBaseVETS has partnered with Eco-Vet to provide your Vet Practice or even your own pets with the support and treatment they need.
Eco-Vet is a breakthrough in alternative medicines for animals. Two decades of experience and testimonials can prove this. Eco-Vet’s all-natural products are simple to use, easy to understand and effective in dealing with desperate situations that conventional treatment cannot cure. Eco-Vet products are gentle on animals and can be administered with little effort.

Anxiety can manifest itself in multiple ways, from whining to shivering and whimpering. You may also find that your animal becomes destructive or hostile when anxious. Over time, they may lose their appetite and become completely withdrawn if the anxiety is not addressed.

The most common reasons for anxiety in an animal are abandonment, fear of being home alone, loud noises, travelling, and/or being around strange people, children, or other pets. Anxiety is also seen in animals that have been abused or neglected.
The best way to treat your canine companion is to determine the cause. Anxiety is usually evident and easily identified. Once you pinpoint the reason, you can go about treatment management.

Exercise Your Animal
If your animal has separation anxiety, the obvious way to ease their mind is to never leave them alone. That is not a reality for most pet owners, so using exercise as both a bonding time and to tire out your pet is often an easy fix!

Physical Contact
There is probably nothing more soothing to an anxious animal than its owner’s touch. Try to identify the signs of anxiety in your animal and nip them in the bud as early as possible by picking them up, cuddling on the couch, or giving them a good long petting session.

As you probably know, a massage will relax and calm even the most anxious human. Did you know that it also works wonders with animals as well? Anxiety often causes tensing of the muscles and massage therapy is one way to alleviate tension. Over time you may even be able to identify where your animal holds its stress and just work on that one particular area.

Music Therapy
Music therapy has been proven to be beneficial for both humans, as well as our canine and feline friends. The power of music can be calming and relaxing while you’re home, in the car, or away from your pet. Music can also alleviate noise sensitivity by blocking the street or scary noises that bother some animals and create anxiety.
Eco-Vet’s natural remedy, Eco-Fear can help to calm animals. Eco-Fear is effective in assisting animals to cope with difficult situations such as thunderstorms or firework displays, being transported and during times of stress. It is used to relieve fear and nervousness in stressful situations. It may further be helpful when preparing animals for a new environment when moving homes.
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