Is Your Furry Friend Stressed? Here are some suggestions to help de-stress…

Pet owners can use one or two ways to de-stress their pets: natural remedies or environmental enrichment.
When it comes to natural remedies, pet owners can use something called pheromones, which is a secreted chemical factor that triggers a social response in members of a certain species. 
For example, if your cat needs to spend the night in a pet hospital, Dr. Ann Hohenhaus, DVM, DACVIM, will give them a cardboard box in their cage for hiding. She will spray the box with Feliway, a feline pheromone, which signals comfort and reassurance to the cat (webmd.com).
For dogs, a pheromone called DAP can be put on a bandana or an article of clothing that a dog wears. This will help calm their fears when traveling or going for a vet visit.
As for environmental remedies, set up a space where your pet can look out a window, whether it be clearing way near a sliding door or a ledge that sits behind your bay windows. Cats love to perch and look beyond the normal sites of their own homes.
These are just a few of many ideas to help de-stress your pets. If you have any questions about pheromones, or would like more information on them, feel free to call one of the Bregman Vet Group Hospitals. We’d be happy to hear from you and explain your options.

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