Answers for Pet Behavior Problems
Do you have a pet that is having a behavior problem? Is your dog or cat suffering with anxiety or fears or unknown stress? By their nature, animals are extremely sensitive and intuitive creatures.
Our pets can experience many of the same negative emotions that we do – such as fear, despondency, loneliness and depression. Because of the close bond that humans share with their animal friends, our pets can also pick up on or absorb our negative emotions and frustrations and this can cause them emotional trauma.
If you love animals like I do, I know you’ll want to make sure that your dog and/or cat’s health is a priority. Their emotional health is every bit as important as their physical health. Pets that live in a constant state of stress can develop very real physical problems. They also can develop behavior problems that can be very troubling to you and your family.
Animals will “act out” or display behavioral problems just like children do, if they are being particularly sensitive to conflict or chaos within a home.
Check this list to see if your pet has any of these symptoms:
- Specific fears (thunderstorms, certain people, fireworks)
- Excessive barking or meowing
- Anxiety from being separated from you, another human or pet family members
- Excessive grooming, licking, chewing or feather picking
- Jealousy or aggression (towards people or other animals)
- Stress from boarding
- Stress from vet visit
- Anxiety when traveling
- Grief from losing either another pet family member or human family member
- Training difficulties
- Performance difficulties for show animals or racing animals
- Heart problems
- Elimination issues (spraying inappropriately, etc.)
- Skin problems
The good news is, that there is a natural and healthy alternative that can help your dog or cat deal with their problem and enhance their health at the same time. The original Bach Flower Essences were developed by a famous English physician, Dr. Edward Bach. He believed that diseases of the body occurred because of imbalances or negative emotions in the brain and by correcting the emotional imbalance, the body would be capable of healing on its own.
Not only do these wonderful remedies work on people, but they also can help animals. Flower Essences are prepared extracts (like homeopathic remedies) from various flowers and help to bring about gentle healing to balance negative energies in the body. Flower Essences are a natural and safe form of complementary healing and are free from any toxins or preservatives. They can be used in conjunction with other therapies and/or prescription medicine and also in households with multiple animals.
Over the years, I have had many consultations with pet owners who wanted to help their dog or cat with anxiety and stress and at the same time, protect their health. I have recommended the Bach Flower Remedies lots of times for their animals and as a result, their pets have had positive changes in their behavior. These remedies are available in most health food stores and of course, you can search for them online. Also, here are some great books that will help you learn which remedies to give your pet. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you would like to schedule a Pet Stress Relief appointment!