How to Ease an Anxious Pet.

Like humans, cats, dogs and other furry companions can also experience anxiety. Although these feelings are most commonly normal, if left untreated and persistent, this can become a more serious issue and, in some cases, lead to behavioural problems. If you’re struggling with calming your pet’s anxiety, read on. Here’s OUR guide to managing your anxious pet. 

What can cause your pet’s feelings of anxiousness? 

Firstly, it’s essential to understand what causes feelings of anxiousness in our pets.

Many things can cause our pets to feel anxious, including:

  • Separation from owners – known as ‘separation anxiety
  • Environmental factors – like moving house or staying in a new and unfamiliar environment
  • Welcoming a new baby into the home
  • Extreme weather: like thunder, hail, and lightning
  • Change in routine
  • Unpleasant experiences
  • Strange people
  • Foreign objects

It’s common for pets to feel anxious when their owners leave them, especially dogs. So many dogs were welcomed into our homes and given lots of attention during the Covid-19 Pandemic, so naturally, owners are finally returning to work and it can upset our pets.

If you notice your dog is fretting when you leave the house, it’s important to provide them with things that keep them occupied, such as enrichment toys, chews such as deer antlers, and plenty of space to run around.

If you’ll be away for a while, try our calming remedies for dogs to help keep your pet at ease. Administer 4 drops directly in the mouth, or add them to your pet’s water bowl.


So, what are the signs of an anxious pet?

Anxiety can show in many ways. It’s important to be able to read your pet’s body language so that you can interpret their anxiety as best as you can.

Signs of anxiety include:

  • Pacing
  • Excessive barking, crying or whining
  • Urinating inside
  • Lip licking
  • Yawning
  • Destructive behaviour
  • Hiding behind furniture
  • Repetitive, compulsive behaviours
  • Drooling
  • Aggression


Ways to help

The best way to help ease your anxious pet is by avoiding what may be a trigger for them. By removing your pet from the situation, you and your pet will both feel much calmer and happier. Be sure to reassure your pet and never punish them for uncontrollable reactions.

Other ways to help include:

  • Socialise them early – this is particularly important for dogs.
  • By socialising your pup as soon as they’ve had their vaccinations and exposing them to new dogs, they learn how to interact with others and are introduced to new and exciting smells, which helps them as they develop.
  • Avoid situations that could be scary for your dog, and keep an eye on other dogs’ body language.
  • Enrol your pet in puppy school for training.


Try Rest&Quiet Pet Remedy 


If you’ve noticed that your pet is feeling uneasy, shocked or fearful under new unknown circumstances, try Rest&Quiets pet remedy.

Our anxiety relief for dogs uses Bach Flower Remedies to calm & support your pet during times of stress, worry and change in environment. Rest&Quiet Pet Formula is suitable for all animals – including Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, Horses & Birds.

This 6-remedy, alcohol-free formula is specifically tailored for your pets to give them the emotional support to restore resilience & feelings of internal calm during their day. No pet should have to experience feelings that aren’t easy to process. Let our easy-to-administer Bach Flower Remedies help your pet feel restored, safe and calm.


If symptoms persist, seek advice from a veterinarian.



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