Did you realize that your dog could suffer from stress just as we can? In addition to occasional events such as thunderstorms or fireworks, recent studies have shown even the most pampered pets have daily stressors that can affect their long-term health. Inflammatory bowel syndrome, obesity, gastric dilatation volvulus (bloat), noise phobias and separation anxiety have all been linked to chronic stress in dogs.
Just like with people, there are many stressful events within a pet's world. Holidays, storms, traveling, boarding, grooming, and separation anxiety can all create stress for your pet. Animals can become very upset when they aren't sure what is happening, which is often the case with loud fireworks or thunder. There is also reason to believe that the way a mammal responds to stress and chronic disease is directly related to nutrient deficiencies, imbalances and toxicity.
The most important thing you can do for your pet is to provide balanced nutrition.
They don’t appreciate fireworks or thunder! Keep them inside with music, and be sure to stay calm around them. Yelling at them only reaffirms their thinking that bad things are happening.
Use treats or a favorite toy to diffuse negative feelings associated with leaving or loud noises. Give them a favorite toy that they only get when there is an issue. A good option for dogs is a Premium Bully Stick. This will distract them for hours and get them through stressful times.
Taking steps to calm your pet is worth the effort. The goal is to help pets cope with stress. Over time, they will learn to tolerate these stressful situations and live a longer, happier life.
Extracts From Original Article in Revival Animal Health
Author : Dr B. Article
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