Keeping pooch calm

Pets can experience heightened stress and anxiety when faced with sudden loud noises, storms, fireworks and changes in routine. These situations can lead to various behavioural issues, from excessive barking and destructive behaviour to trembling and restlessness.

As we approach the end of the year, our calendars are filled with exciting events, and while these festivities bring joy to our lives, they can also be a source of stress and anxiety for our pets. The experts at Bob Martin’s share some great advice to help you manage your pet’s well-being during these busy times.

Including a calming treatment in your pet’s wellness routine is a valuable step in ensuring their emotional well-being during times of stress and anxiety. However, it should be complemented with responsible care practices that prioritise your pet’s comfort and mental health. Both of these aspects go hand in hand.

Calming tablets, collars or spot-ons as a supportive measure: Calming aids can significantly help … they provide a sense of calm and relaxation, making challenging situations more manageable for your pet.

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Responsible pet care: While calming aids can be highly effective, responsible pet care also entails understanding and respecting your pet’s unique needs and preferences. It’s crucial to recognise situations that may trigger stress or anxiety and take steps to avoid or mitigate them whenever possible.

Knowing your pet: Get to know your pet’s temperament and preferences. Every pet has their individual personality, and some may be more sensitive to certain stimuli than others.
Avoiding high-stress situations: If your pet doesn’t fare well in crowded or noisy environments, consider alternative arrangements. Instead of taking them to busy places, restaurants, or parties, opt for quieter and more pet-friendly settings.

Creating safe spaces: For particularly anxious pets, creating a safe and familiar environment at home can work wonders. Providing a comfortable and quiet space where they can retreat when they feel overwhelmed allows them to self-soothe and reduces stress.

By taking these steps, you can ensure that your pets live a happy and stress-free life, with tail wags all-round. Bob Martin’s Calmcare Range harnesses the power of valerian, lavender and rosemary to provide a solution for managing stress and anxiety in pets. Beyond immediate stress relief, it can also assist in addressing underlying behavioural problems.
Details: bobmartins.co.za

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