Separation AnxietySeparation anxiety is a commonly used term that covers a large spectrum of behavioral problems and severities and can affect both cats and dogs. Separation anxiety simply put is anxiety and the associated often destructive behaviors exhibited when a pet is separated from their owners. Treatment/management is often a multifactorial process with behavioral modification and training at the core of any successful plan. I encourage ANY pet owner with a dog experiencing separation anxiety to engage the help of a trainer. Other things to include in managing separation anxiety include:
Thunderstorm anxietyStorms with thunder and wind can be very scary for some pets! Dogs and cats have hearing that cover different decibels than ours, and these sounds are amplified. Many dogs and cats know the storm is coming before we even notice a change in the clouds! Here are some quick solutions:
Travel AnxietyOur pets are traveling more than ever, but for some dogs and cats traveling in cars and airplanes can be a stressful experience. Training and behavior modification is important for helping with reducing travel anxiety. Please talk to your trainer about easy to do training exercises to help reduce anxiety. But some things to incorporate into training include (and maybe you’re seeing a pattern here!):
Dr. Taylor Truitt chats with Dr. Allen on SiriusXM Doctor Radio and fields calls about bringing a rescue pet into your family. The Vet Set encourages people to consider adoption when bringing a new pet into your home. Each year 7.6 million pets enter shelters and close to 3 million are euthanized per statistics from the ASPCA. Adopt not shop!
The winter months can be really hard on your dog’s paws. Between the extreme cold, different chemicals used to prevent ice, gravel, and dry conditions there’s many elements to protect those sensitive paws against. Here’s some tips to keep your paws in tip top shape!
These simple tips will help your dog’s paws be safe, warm, and healthy through the winter months! If you notice any redness, ulceration, or deeply cracked paws please contact The Vet Set or your veterinarian immediately.