While some sources of dog stress are chronic in nature, such as separation anxiety, many are temporary and situational. Thunderstorms, fireworks, and even holiday gatherings can be stressful for dogs. For these short-lived events, what can a pet… Read More
How Can I Help Calm My Pet?
Reviewed for accuracy on August 8, 2019, by Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM If your dog is suffering from mild to moderate anxiety, it may be worth discussing over-the-counter (OTC) options with your veterinarian. Some natural remedies for dog anxiety… Read More
Reviewed and updated for accuracy on July 17, 2019 by Dr. Hanie Elfenbein, DVM, PhD A change in routine or exposure to loud or new noises, among many other causes, can bring about significant changes in your pet’s behavior. Behavioral changes are a… Read More
Updated and reviewed for accuracy on July 24, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM Does your dog jump at the sound of thunder or start shaking every time you turn the vacuum on or hide during fireworks? He might be suffering from noisephobia. A poorly… Read More
Image via Olena Yakobchuk/Shutterstock By Diana Bocco Extensive research has been done on the effects of sound and music on the human brain, but what about the effect it has on dogs? “A few studies have been done specifically in dogs and other… Read More
By Paula Fitzsimmons Sounds and smells we may enjoy or don’t think twice about can make our feline family members miserable. Cats have a heightened sense of smell and hearing that serves their wild counterparts well. But our homes are not the wild.… Read More