Pet Anxiety

Our furry friends bring us a lot of happiness and comfort. Just like us, pets can experience anxiety that affects their behavior and overall emotional well-being. Pet anxiety is common, and it can be caused by various issues. At Cedar Grove Animal Hospital in Mission, we understand the importance of controlling your pet's anxiety to give them the best quality of life. Our team of professionals has experience in diagnosing and treating various causes of anxiety and using different techniques and technologies to address it. We also provide emergency vet services for any anxiety-related issues. Learn more about pet anxiety below. 

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Causes of Pet Anxiety

When pets experience anxiety, they can display it in several ways, including destructive behavior, excessive barking or meowing, and seclusion. Our trained staff is skilled at identifying the underlying causes of anxiety, and one of the most common is separation anxiety. Many pets become anxious when left alone for an extended period because they are accustomed to being around us. Loud noises such as traffic, fireworks, and thunderstorms can also trigger anxiety in pets. Additionally, pets are creatures of habit, and any changes to their routine, such as moving to a new home or changing their food, can cause anxiety.

Treating Pet Anxiety

At Cedar Grove Animal Hospital, we understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to treating pet anxiety. We offer a range of techniques and options to help your pet cope with anxiety. These include gentle, non-addictive medication, behavioral modification techniques, and non-traditional options like massage therapy and acupuncture. We will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that suits your pet's needs and your comfort level.

You can also implement various options at home to complement the treatment provided by our hospital. Some owners find that using calming treats, essential oils, or CBD treats can help their pets relax. The key is to experiment with different options to find what works best for your pet without causing any side effects. Our team is always available to provide guidance and answer any questions you may have about at-home options.

Contact Cedar Grove Animal Hospital in Mission

Our pets deserve nothing but the best in their lives, and they shouldn't have to live with constant anxiety. At Cedar Grove Animal Hospital, we are dedicated to providing our pet patients with the best treatment and care. If you would like to learn more about pet anxiety or book an appointment with a veterinarian, please contact our office today at (604) 820-8552 . We look forward to helping your pets lead happier, anxiety-free lives.