Summer Thrills: What to do When Pet Anxiety Occurs

Pet anxiety can be caused noise, especially fireworks and thunder.When it comes to pet behavior, many owners know the exact triggers that affect their pets. It could be a siren, crying baby, or UPS truck; however, one thing is certain: a pet’s fear and stress levels can be so deeply experienced that it shakes them to their very core. It’s also not uncommon for pet anxiety to appear unexpectedly, especially if a pet is newly adopted or if a certain stimulus is very rare.

Summertime provides ample opportunities to gather and celebrate, but without a proactive approach to your pet’s emotional well-being, there could be problems facing them.

Rumble and Roar

Thunderstorm phobia is one of the leading causes of seasonal pet anxiety. Responsible for creating severe, panicked reactions in pets (like bolting away from the house or yard, relentless digging, hiding, vocalizing, and more), thunder and lightning are truly upsetting to some animals. Continue…

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Recognizing a True Pet Emergency

pet emergencyWaiting for troubling symptoms to simmer down may not always yield terrible results. After all, you probably wouldn’t want to force your cat into the travel kennel, drive him or her to our hospital, only to find out that the terrible retching you heard earlier was just a hairball.

Pets, like us, endure minor illness or injury from time to time, and it’s not uncommon to “wait it out” to see whether symptoms either progress or subside. If you find yourself in a discomforting gray area, it may be best to bring your pet in (or, at the very least, call). But knowing the tell-tale signs of a pet emergency is equally important. Continue…