Pet Anxiety

Being the owner of a pet who suffers from any form of anxiety can be challenging, especially when it comes to going for walks, socializing, or even seeing the local vet. If you believe your pet suffers from cat anxiety or dog anxiety, knowing which remedies and solutions work for him may be key to his mental and emotional well-being. At Lakeville Animal Hospital, in Lakeville, MA, we will work with your pet on an individual basis to provide a healthy, welcoming, stress-free environment.

Pet Anxiety

What Is Classified as Pet Anxiety?

Pet anxiety is typically defined as an emotion your pet is experiencing heightened stress or fear. Pet anxiety will vary just the same as anxiety in humans, affecting some pets, breeds, and personality types more than others. Additionally, it's important to note that some pets will have specific triggers that may cause them to experience anxiety more intensely, such as being surrounded by strangers or even experiencing separation anxiety from you, their owner.

Causes of Pet Anxiety

Whether you're the owner of a dog or cat, pet anxiety can present itself in various ways. Previous traumas, abuse, excessive socialization, or even a change to a pet's environment can all trigger an anxiety attack. Separation anxiety and even medical conditions can also contribute to persistent nervousness in both dogs and cats.

Detecting Anxiety in Pets

Determining if your pet is suffering from anxiety can be tricky if you're a new pet owner, or you're unfamiliar with the signs. Excessive shaking, trembling, painting, or even meowing can all be signs that your pet is attempting to garner your attention. A loss of appetite, pacing, hiding, and even participating in destructive behaviors around the house are often also tell-tale signs of a deeper issue, such as anxiety or another response to your pet's environment.

Anxiety Treatments

Pet anxiety can be treated by adjusting environments and eliminating triggers, introducing behavioral modification techniques and, in some cases, using supplements and medications.

Get Pet Care from a Veterinarian Near You at Our Animal Hospital for Cat Anxiety or Dog Anxiety

If you're living in Lakeville, MA, and you believe your dog or cat is suffering from pet anxiety, stop in and visit us at Lakeville Animal Hospital. At Lakeville Animal Hospital, we will work with you to find the right pet care treatments, solutions, and routines to help your pet find relief. Call us at (508) 947-1309 for pet care from a veterinarian near you at our animal hospital for cat anxiety or dog anxiety.

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  • "I'm so pleased with the experience I had at lakeville animal hospital. I am traveling with my dog from northern Maine to visit family and my dog had been sick for 3 days. She couldn't keep any food or water down. Long story short I called lakeville animal hospital and they were able to squeeze Aspen in later on in the day. Turns out the reason Aspen had been sick was that she had atleast one blockage in her intestines. They immediately sent us to a 24 hour emergency vet in Swansea for a surgery. Aspen is now out of surgery with 2 incisions in her intestines and 1 in her stomach. Being a long way from home with a sick puppy is not fun and is quite stressful. But I'm thankful the crew at lakeville animal hospital was able to see her so soon, take X-rays, give her a diagnosis, and make a recommendation for a 24 hour surgery facility."
    Rachel G. Lakeville, MA

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