Most pet owners are all-too-familiar with the fear and stress pets experience when they’re taken to see the veterinarian. Your cat may hide at the mere sight of her carrier, and your dog may stop in her tracks and refuse to walk in the door.
Often times we don’t notice that our cats have anxiety as cats we tend to believe cats are better at adapting.
Unfortunately, it’s the rare pet that’s not unnerved by the strange smells, sights and sounds — and possibly unpleasant memories — at the vet.
Some symptoms that can occur are;
- Spraying and defecating anywhere but the litter box
- Wandering around howling
- Behavioral Changes
- Change in appetite
- Obsessive grooming (licks spots raw)
A few ways you can help relieve and treat their anxiety are;
- Natural calming supplements
- Paying more attention to them
- Playing with them (getting their brain active)
- Provide a safe space – usually up high
Maybe your cat has encountered stressful or fearful situations at home, such as getting ready for a big move or has maybe a new family member has been introduced. It is important to be aware of the ramifications of fear and other negative emotions on your pet’s physical and mental well-being. Using a supplement to help keep them calm and settle their nerves is a great way to help them move past their anxiety.