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Tag Archives: pet anxiety

3 Ways to Help Calm Dogs with Thunderstorm Anxiety

June 11, 2015

It can be heartbreaking to watch: Even before the first clap of thunder, otherwise well-behaved dogs begin to pace, pant, cling to their owners, or hide in the closet. In severe cases, they’ll claw through drywall, chew carpets, or break through windows in their escalating panic. It is unknown why some dogs become afraid of noises such as thunder. The fear can soon become a phobia, which…  

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Stress Awareness Month: How to Detect Signs of Stress in Dogs and Cats

April 01, 2015

Often, it’s everyday noises and events that we, as people, take for granted that in fact can cause pets to experience both stress and anxiety. Take loud music for example. If you live in a household with teenagers, loud, heavy-metal and decibel-crashing music is probably a daily occurrence. Pets, especially cats, hate the noise and may hide for long periods in an attempt to escape…  

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