Behavior Tips

To help with stress-related behaviors

Tip #1

Consult Your Vet

There's no shame in discussing your pet's behavior with a veterinarian. Leave it to a trained professional to properly assess the situation and determine a corrective course of action.

Tip #2


Take your dog out for a strenuous walk or game of fetch. Exercise gives your dog a chance to stretch its legs and burn up excess energy. A tired dog is less likely to engage in destructive behavior, excessive barking, digging or pacing.

Tip #3


Introduce toys as a behavioral aid and stress reducer. Let your pet channel its excess energy and stress into a favorite toy. Toys not only provide stimulation but distract your pet from changes to environment and routine.

Tip #4

Low-Key Exits

Does your pet suffer from separation anxiety? Keep exits and arrivals low-key to prevent stress-related behavior when you’re out of the house. Staying calm will help desensitize your cat or dog to your every move.

Tip #5

Positive Reinforcement

Reward good behavior with your pet’s favorite treat. Use positive reinforcement to shape your pet’s behavior and prevent stress-related aggression, barking, scratching and other unwanted behavior.

Tip #6

Create a Safe Space

Provide your pet with a comfortable and quiet space away from events that may trigger stress like parties, guests, loud music and home repairs.

Tip #7

Know your pet

Managing stress starts with knowing your cat or dog. Whenever possible, keep your pet away from anything that may trigger stress like loud noises, large crowds or commotion.

How To:

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  • Choose the right formula for your pet
  • Allow 30 minutes for Composure to take effect
  • Clinically shown to last up to 4 hours*
  • Safe to double or triple the dosage in times of heightened
  • Plan ahead since many pets won't eat when already stressed
  • If necessary, break up chews or add liquid to pet's bowl at mealtime

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