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Cat & Dog Anxiety Awareness in Oxford, MS

Anxiety is something that our pets can also experience, though we may not interpret the signs as such. The problem is that if you do not understand your pet’s behaviors, you might assume they’re trying to cause trouble for attention or some other reason. This can harm your relationship and potentially make your pet’s anxiety even worse. Our animal hospital has seen its share of anxious pets, and as an AAHA-accredited practice that aims to provide less-stress care, we want to do everything we can to help them. Call us today at (662) 234-4336.

How Can I Tell if My Pet is Anxious?

Every pet is different, and therefore may behave differently when they’re feeling anxious. Some observable signs include:

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  • Barking constantly or meowing loudly when you leave the house
  • Being excessively clingy, following you everywhere
  • Having accidents in the house/outside of the litter box
  • Loss of appetite
  • Hypervigilance
  • Pacing back and forth
  • Cowering
  • Hiding
  • Grooming excessively
  • Hair loss
  • Vomiting
  • Chewing on the furniture or other parts of the house
  • Getting overly excited when you come home

Treating Anxiety in Pets

There is no perfect way to manage a pet’s anxiety, but there are various things we can do together to help your pet feel more at ease and secure in their surroundings. In addition to medication, we may also recommend behavior therapy with a specialist, who can help you and your pet work through your issues. Thundershirts and Sileo could also be a part of your pet’s plan, if we think it will help.

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Contact our animal hospital at (662) 234-4336 and schedule an appointment with a veterinarian to discuss your pet’s issues and formulate an anxiety treatment plan.

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Welcome to Bottletree Animal Hospital, your family-friendly veterinarian in Oxford. We are a team of animal lovers who are passionate about veterinary excellence. We love working closely with you and your pet to help us learn more about your furry friend, their lifestyle, and their needs.