A calm environment, distractions, and possibly medication or pheromones can help manage anxiety.
As a veterinary professional, you know that loud storms or other noises can be problematic for some pets. But do your clients know what not to do during these situations?
And according to the co-authors of Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Canine and Feline Behavior, Dr. Debra Horwitz and Dr. Jacqui Neilson, pet owners should avoid punishment during a noise occurrence, try to remain calm, and realize encouragement or fostering may not be helpful in all situations or for all pets.
Instead, pet owners should:
Free booth at a pet fair near you
The American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and Ceva Animal Health have partnered together for the Keep the L.O.V.E. Alive Behavior Express 2012 Tour. The six-city event in Chicago, Ill., New York City, Kansas City, Mo., Dallas, Atlanta, Ga., and Los Angeles, aims to reinforce the role of veterinarians in addressing pet behavior issues. Free educational booths are available to local veterinarians who register. For more information, go to www.KeepTheLoveAliveTour.com.