It’s an all too common scene, You return home from running errands, expecting a warm greeting from your pet. Instead, you find that your dog has destroyed the sofa or your cat has eliminated on the rug Welcome home! It can be natural to think your pet is angry with you when he exhibits behaviours like these, but this couldn’t be further from the truth.
So, what’s really going on inside your pet’s head? Possibly feelings of anxiety and fear.
Anxiety and fear are common contributing factors to behaviour problems in dogs and cats. Pets express these feelings in different ways, including destruction, vocalisation, house soiling and aggression. Dogs and cats may experience anxiety or fear for a variety of reasons: thunderstorms or other loud noises, traveling in the car, strange people or animals and, of course, separation from you.
Before you reach your wit’s end, remember that there are steps you can take to help your pet feel less anxious.
We have a range of pet products that can help relieve stress and anxiety in cats and dogs. For help in treating behavioural problem in your cat or dog please get in touch and we will talk through the problem with you and suggest how you can help your pet.