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Anxiety - the distress or uneasiness of mind caused by the fear of danger.

Anxiety is something that all of our pets experience at one time or another. We all have something that we are afraid of that causes us to become nervous and stressed. For humans, it may be speaking in public. For our pets it could be something like the vacuum cleaner, boarding or car rides. Something that causes an occasional, short term nervousness is usually accepted by most owners. The problem begins when that anxiety your pet is experiencing keeps you and your pet from living a normal, happy life together.

When anxious, many animals will act out or try to escape from whatever is causing their anxiety. This can be troublesome or even dangerous. Each pet acts differently when anxiety takes over. Here is a list of common signs that your pet may be displaying when they are feeling anxious:

  • Hiding
  • Running away
  • Trying to bite
  • Shaking, quivering
  • Inappropriate urination or defecation
  • Chewing or digging
  • Whining, vocalizing
  • Licking
  • Tail tucking
  • Panting
  • Destructiveness

So, what exactly triggers your pet to have these nervous episodes? That's a great question! There are many different things that can cause your pet to experience anxiety. Here are a list of items that we commonly see that cause anxiety in our pets:

  • Loud noises (Thunderstorms, Fourth of July, Crowds, etc.)
  • Separation
  • New family members
  • New pets
  • Moving
  • Traveling (Car rides, planes)
  • Boarding
  • Children
  • Other animals

The list is endless and each animal is different, therefore having different "triggers." The questions that remains is, what can you do to help comfort your pet and help them through their anxiety? The first step would be to schedule an exam/consult with Dr. Schreiber. He has many options and way to help ease the anxiety. The best part, most of the time we can avoid using any pharmaceutical medication on your pet. With that said, what are your waiting for? If your pet gets nervous and anxious, call us now at 402-492-9022! Schedule a consult appointment with Dr. Schreiber and help you and your pet get back to a normal, peaceful life.

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