May 10, 2022
Is your dog or cat dealing with separation anxiety? Do they follow you from room to room in anticipation of your departure? Is your cat excessively meowing, or moaning? Have you noticed them excessively grooming themselves? Rest assured this is very common especially if you have adopted a cat or a dog during this recent pandemic. Thankfully there are many ways to help your kitty or pup through those unpleasantries from things to purchase and methods to help them naturally cope with your absence.
Anxiety in cats can be a debilitating ordeal for the cat and their owner. There are many reasons our furry loved ones may feel anxiety. From a trip to the groomers or distress caused by changing environments can make any cat anxious. However, another trigger can be as easy as seeing or expecting their beloved person to leave their environment. Many Dogs and cats will go through this and it’s up to the pet parents to help ease their discomfort. Some methods can include changing up your leaving rituals. Our pets are very sensitive to our non-verbal ques especially if your cat or dog are already pre-disposed to being anxious. Before we get to separation anxiety in dogs and how to help alleviate their discomfort lets focus first on Cats and how to help them with anxiety.
Dogs on the other hand, tend be more needy by nature. Dogs exhibit separation anxiety entirely different than cats. As mentioned, before you may notice your dog following you from room to room. Sometimes you may even feel that your dog is Practically standing onto of you and crowding your space. Other times you notice that your dog decides to be naughty and destructive. Maybe you have a Velcro dog on your hands. These are just a few symptoms of separation anxiety in dogs. However, no need to worry like with cats there are methods that we can put into practice to help our beloved dogs get over their separation anxiety.
These are just a few helpful ways that we can improve our Cat’s and Dog’s separation anxiety. As beloved pet owners we do not want to see our pets suffering in any way. Their mental and physical wellbeing is paramount to our own emotional well-being. By knowing we are doing all that we can to help improve our pets lives daily. Through consistency, love, and continued education is how we can help them cope with anxiety at all stages that your cat and dog goes through. Keep in mind that CBD has been found to be effective at helping relieve anxious moments. Through temporary as needed use or for long-term chronic anxiety as a more holistic approach to traditional pharmaceuticals.
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