Pet Anxiety Awareness Week
June 25 – July 1, 2018
Pet anxiety comes in many forms, including:
- Situational – the loud boom of fireworks, negative association with car rides, veterinarian visits
- Chronic – due to traumatic experiences, such as abuse or from spending time in a shelter
- Genetic – Inherited shyness can result in anxiety
- Behavioral – one of the most common forms of behavioral anxiety is separation anxiety. It is estimated that worldwide, 20 – 40 percent of dogs presented to veterinary behaviorists suffer from this. There are many causes including an over-attachment to a pet’s human, having a history of abuse, sudden change in routine, and even a lack of exercise
Our pets may not speak human languages, however they do communicate through body language and behaviors. Some signs of a pet suffering from anxiety include:
· Excessive barking
· Continual destructive behavior
While detecting anxiety in dogs can be obvious, pet guardians often miss the signs in cats, who have as much fear, anxiety, and stress in the home environment. However, they are so apt at hiding symptoms, many times their issues are misinterpreted or overlooked.
Left unaddressed, anxiety can keep a pet in a state of chronic stress. This may lead to physical problems including suppressed immune function, which can increase the risk of infectious and chronic diseases.
Veterinarians will often recommend behavioral therapy, changes to a pet’s environment and pharmaceuticals to treat anxiety in pets. Savvy pet guardians wishing to avoid the side effects from anti-anxiety medications seek more natural approaches to help their pet.
“Non-psychoactive phytocannabinoids have emerged as a very effective tool to help restore calm and balance in pets suffering from anxiety without them feeling sedated or altering their personalities,” states Julianna Carella, CEO and Founder of Treatibles,
Treatibles offers a variety of products that can help restore calm and balance in pets suffering from anxiety including phytocannabinoid rich (PCR) grain-free chews, PCR oil dropper bottles with MCT coconut oil and PCR oil capsules.
In addition to helping ease anxiety, phytocannabinoids can be very effective in promoting healthy joints and digestion, maintaining the body’s natural inflammatory response, addressing discomfort, loss of appetite, nausea, seizures, end of life comfort, and more.
Most pet guardians report offering Treatibles approximately 30 minutes prior to a stressful situation, such as fireworks, trips in the car, flying the friendly skies or even expected thunderstorms, can help curb their pet’s anxiety.
Summer travel, celebrations and especially July 4th festivities and fireworks can be frightening to our animal companions and trigger anxiety even in cats and dogs that are normally chill. In fact, statistics continuously show that more American pets run away on the 4th of July than any other day of the year.
Born from a passion to help pets and people thrive, Auntie Dolores, the parent company of Treatibles, was founded in 2008 on the values of compassionate care, superior ingredients sourced in the USA, consistent, reliable information and integrity. All Treatibles products are Compassion Certified™ and proudly made in the USA.
For more information on Treatibles products, dosing information, 3rd party lab test results and more, please visit Treatibles.com.