As we all know, anxiety can be absolutely debilitating, and it’s no different for animals! So what are the symptoms of stress and anxiety in animals?
– Pacing back and forth
– Visual distress (such as shaking, tail between legs, ears down, licking of the lips, even yawning can be a sign of stress!)
Now that you know the signs, what can you do to help?
Luckily, there are a variety of ways to help, such as providing a safe space for your pet (somewhere they can cosy up and feel protected), giving them toys to play with as a distraction, reducing environmental stimuli by closing curtains and turning on the TV/radio! And, of course, generally comforting your pet with reassurance!
We at Pet Supermarket also offer a wide range of anxiety-calming products, such as calming tablets, solution drops & sprays, as well as calming diffusers and collars! We also stock a wide variety of toys, treats and products, such as the LickiMat that will help distract your animal from stress and anxiety-related triggers!