Separation anxiety is a common problem among dogs of all ages. It can happen to any dog, regardless of how well they’re trained. Although it’s not as obvious in cats, it can still occur if they are strongly bonded with a person or another animal.
However, you may be able to reduce or even eliminate separation anxiety with some behavioral tips and attention to your pet’s diet. You may need to try both of these tips to find a solution that handles the root of the problem, but with time, you’ll figure out how to help your pet.
Treat Arrivals and Departures Normally
When you pamper your dog or cat with pets and ample face-time right before you leave, you establish a cue that you’re about to leave the house. The same also occurs when you give your pet attention as soon as you get home.
It sounds counter-intuitive, but removing this attention can help decrease the emphasis that you left in the first place. By making leaving the house just as normal as going to another room, you can reduce the significance of the event.
Ideally, you should avoid giving your pet any attention for the first few minutes after entering the house. Once you’ve been inside for a few minutes and your pet has calmed down, then use interaction or treats as a reward.
Separation anxiety is sometimes linked to Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome in older dogs and may be related to a shortage of serotonin in other cases. One way to address both of these potential causes is to boost the antioxidants in your pet’s diet.
Antioxidants play an essential role in your pet’s overall health and body chemistry. They can help get rid of free radicals that interfere with your pet’s metabolism and nutrient absorption.
Carbon 60 is a highly effective antioxidant that is easy to deliver in a small amount of oil each day. Vitality C60 uses Carbon 60 that is encapsulated in liposomes for optimal bioavailability. Try it with your pet to improve their overall health and soothe their emotional state.