Your pet's physical and mental wellbeing is essential, and stress and anxiety can have a significant impact on their health. Like humans, pets can suffer from stress and anxiety, which can negatively affect their behavior and overall wellbeing. As a responsible pet owner, it's important to recognize the signs of stress and anxiety in your pet and take action to help them cope.
Some of the more easily identifiable signs of stress and anxiety in pets include excessive barking, hiding or avoiding interaction, aggressive behavior, and destructive behavior. However, some signs of stress may be quieter or more nuanced, such as changes in eating or sleeping habits, constant licking or grooming, or subtle changes in behavior. If you notice any of these signs, it's important to take action to help your pet manage their stress levels.
Tips to help your pet manage stress and anxiety:
- Incorporate calming supplements into their diet or routine, such as natural remedies like chamomile or CBD oil, to help your pet feel more relaxed and calm.
- Provide a comfortable and safe space for your pet, such as a cozy bed or a quiet room, with a calming pheromone diffuser if needed.
- Engage in regular play and exercise with your pet to help them release pent-up energy and reduce stress levels.
- Consider training or behavior modification techniques to help your pet cope with stress triggers.
- Use Wagmo's 24/7 VETalk to receive personalized coping solutions specific to your pet's needs.
At Wagmo, we understand the importance of preventative care for your pet's health and wellbeing. Our Classic and Deluxe Plans offers a range of preventative services, including wellness visits, blood work, fecal tests, grooming, and flea tick and heartworm medication. Additionally, these plans include 24/7 VETalk access to veterinary experts, which allows you to connect with them anytime and anywhere, providing timely assistance in case of any concerns or emergencies.
As a pet owner, it's important to stay informed and take preventative measures to keep your pet healthy and happy. By recognizing the signs of stress and anxiety in your pet and taking action to help them cope, you can ensure that your pet is happy, healthy, and thriving. And with our Classic and Deluxe Plans and VETalk tool, you have access to a range of preventative services and veterinary expertise to support your pet's overall wellbeing, including custom coping solutions for their individual needs.