Pet Anxiety Month – Discover how to help your pet’s stress.

March 2020 Pet Anxiety MastheadMarch is the official Pet Anxiety Month

The nationwide campaign from behaviour products Adaptil and Feliway, is in its second consecutive year. It aims to raise awareness of pet anxiety among pet owners and highlights what can be done to help anxious pets.

Pets can suffer from anxiety, just like we do.  In the UK, 82% of dogs and 89% of cats are reported to be “scared of something”*. Whether it’s due to travelling, meeting new people, going to the vets, living with other pets, loud noises, the hoover… the list goes on!

Signs of an anxious pet:

MORE OBVIOUS SIGNS:
• Scratching
• Spraying
• Barking
• Destructive behaviour
• Reactiveness
• Tension with other animals
• Shaking and shivering

MORE DISCREET SIGNS:
• Hiding
• Licking lips
• Tail between legs
• Showing whites of eyes
• Yawning
• Looking/moving away
• Panting
Your pet can display their anxiety to you in a variety of ways, which can also vary in severity.

What can be done to help pet stress?

It can be hard dealing with this issue day in, day out – so it is important to know you’re not alone and there is something that can be done.

  • PROFESSIONAL HELP: It is always beneficial to source professional help from a trainer or behaviourist. The APBC is a great resource for this (apbc.org.uk). They can give advice on how to correctly deal with a pet’s anxiety without making it worse.
  • PRODUCT SUPPORT: Products like ADAPTIL and FELIWAY are scientifically proven to help anxious pets. The pheromones they release help pets feel safe, calm and secure. For the best results use these products alongside training and environmental changes.
  • SPEAKING TO OTHERS: Sometimes having an anxious pet can feel life changing. Speaking to other owners and sharing thoughts and ideas may help you find that golden piece of information you need.

Real-life stories

During Pet Awareness Month, ADAPTIL and FELIWAY are encouraging owners to share their real-life stories of pets that suffer with anxiety on Instagram and Facebook.

Discover these real life stories:

Abbie and Teddy

Lucy and Claire

Katie and Pepper

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We’re offering customers 10% off selected Adaptil and Feliway calming products during March 2020. View the full range of Adaptil calming products for dogs here. View the full range of Feliway calming products for cats here.

For further information, visit the Pet Anxiety Month website  or follow the campaign on Instagram and Facebook.

* Source:- The PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) report 2018.

Post Sponsored by Ceva Animal Health Ltd.