Keep pets safe this holiday season! During the holidays there are often many changes. Changes to routines and schedules. There are often new sights, new and unique sounds, and many different smells. There are also new people or strangers, and households can become busy with company or large dinners. Theses sudden changes can make cats and dogs upset. They can become stressed and anxious. They many feel unsafe and confused. There are a few simple things that we can do to ensur
Did you know that dogs can have anxiety? It may surprise you, but anxiety in dogs is actually fairly common. When a dog is anxious, every day normal activities become stressful. What is anxiety in dogs? There are different types of anxiety that dogs may have. Behavioural anxiety is when your dog has on going anxiety about something or a specific event. This anxiety lasts even when the event or object isn't occurring or visual. It is on going. Separation anxiety, when a dog is
If your pet is anxious, needs to relax, or is recovering for illness or surgery, there are some options that you can do easily at home to ensure that your pet recovers quickly and feels comfortable and safe. How you can relax and distress your pet: -Massage your pet (read below to find out how) -Take your dog for a daily walk and vary the locations -Play together with your pet daily and provide toys when you are away -Provide mental stimulation for your pet, such as puzzle fe
My dog Roxy hates it when she is left at home alone. I don't have a set schedule and I leave the house at different times, so she never knows when to expect me to leave or how long I will be gone for. I don't think she has true separation anxiety, but she does become stressed once she realizes that I am leaving. When she notices, she will start to whine, bark, pace, follow me around the house, can't settle down, and sometimes she will sit inside her crate wants to tell me tha
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