Humans have anxiety...
Pet's have anxiety.
Wait, pets have anxiety? Yes, pets really do have anxiety. The Green Bay and Allouez Animal Hospital is seeing an increase in calls for pet anxiety symptoms. As pet adoption exploded last year and more people were working from home, they got used to their owners being home. A recent study from Veterinary Naturals found that over 50 percent of America’s dog owners were dealing with separation anxiety.
One of our client’s, Bear, recently started refusing to go into his kennel. He was terrified and would follow his owners everywhere. He would whine and excessively pant which prompted his owners to call the clinic and get help from Dr. Becky.
Here are some other symptoms of separation anxiety:
Dr. Becky says “it is important that pet owners understand the symptoms and how to care for their pets because this can be very traumatic for the pet and owners.”
So, what do you do if your pet has separation anxiety?
Here are some tips:
Lastly, when trying out these tips make sure to try to stay calm if your pet becomes agitated. If your pet is exhibiting some of the symptoms above and what you are trying at home is not working, we are here to help. Reach out to us via Facebook or call.