For most of us, our pets are an extension of our very own families. Without our pets, our homes would seem vacant and empty. When our pets become distressed, we begin to panic as well. Thankfully, however, there are ways you can reduce your pet’s stress, help them to relax, and by extension, help yourself to relax. This page will hope to offer you a few methods for easily relaxing your pet. Some of them, you may have already heard of, and others, you may not have. Some of the solutions put forward in this page will be homoeopathic or herbal medicines. Before administering herbal medicines or homoeopathic treatments to your pet, you should first consult your veterinarian to establish if they have any allergies, or if the treatment will interfere with pre-existing treatment plans or medicines.
Here is how you can easily relax your pet.
1. Valerian Root Oil
Valerian Root oil, the first of our list, is a very calmative and highly effective relaxant, that when administered to your pet, will help them to chill out and calm down. Valerian oil is often used as a treatment for insomniacs. You can derive great benefit from administering this to your pet in times of distress.
2. CBD Oil
CBD oil is a highly effective calmative and pain reliever in both humans and pets. When you are looking after your pets in times of distress, CBD oil can be a great asset. It is an anti-inflammatory, anti-depressive, and anti-anxiety treatment. It can be used to combat cancer and is a great herbal treatment to consider administering to your pets in times of stress. It derives from the cannabis plant but carries none of the chemicals that create a marijuana high. Finally, it is a great benefit and must be tried.
The first of our list that is not a type of herbal treatment is removal. Removal means, in essence, removing your pet from a situation that may be stressing them out. If for example, you are introducing a new pet into your home and your pre-existing pet is stressed out, remove them from the situation, or rather, remove the new pet from the situation and separate them. There are many other situations wherein it is recommended that you remove your pet so that they can relax and stop worrying. Removal from a stressful situation is a great option.
Often, our pet’s can become stressed because of a lack of attention, or none thereof. If your pet is stressed out, give them attention. A little bit of attention can go a long way with your pets, and you may find that in your presence they begin to relax immediately. It is easy in our day and age, so driven by work, to neglect our family, friends, and our pets. Show attention to your pet at the first sign of distress to determine whether or not it is an issue stemming from separation anxiety, which it may well be.
5. A Companion
Our pets can grow distressed if they are not given enough attention, as was mentioned previously, but they may also grow distressed and anxious if they are lonely. If you cannot provide your pet with your attention all the time, whether because of work or other commitments, consider introducing a friend into your pet’s life. A friend will offer your pet companionship and something to hold onto in your absence. Find a companion carefully and pick a pet that has attributes that match your pets own, otherwise, you may bring a pet that your other pet detests into the home, thereby creating a dangerous, unpredictable, and awkward situation.
6. A Vet
In times of distress, there may be a more sinister, hidden reason behind it. Our pets are very good at hiding when they feel sick, especially when they are young. If your pet appears distressed or appears to be suffering from sudden anxiety that you have never noticed before, your pet could be experiencing a health problem. If your pet’s attitude and behavior begin to change unexpectedly, take your pet to a vet immediately. Your vet will be able to determine whether your pet is experiencing any health problems and will help you to establish a course of action to bring your pet back to their normal, happy self. The vet can be expensive, which is why many pet owners do not regularly go there, but it is an absolute necessity in situations like this.
Now, with the help of this page, you should be able to help your pet relax in times of distress. Treating our pet’s health problems is crucial. For many, our pets are our best friends, and because of this, they must receive the best treatment possible to reduce stress and anxiety.