Do you think your pet suffers from stress or anxiety?
If so, you’re not alone. Pet stress is a much more common problem than you might think.
Behavioral problems are the number one reason for relinquishment of dogs and second most common reason for cats. Separation anxiety is also one of the most common behavior problems reported by dog owners.
Chronic stress can also affect your pet’s overall health, well-being and quality of life. Recurrent stress has been shown to cause GI issues, excessive shedding and other health problems. That’s why it’s important to intervene if you notice a pattern of unusual behavior.
In most cases, you can easily recognize when your cat or dog is feeling anxious, stressed or fearful. Pets respond to stress in a variety of ways including many of the behaviors compiled below.