Pet Anxiety and Pet Care from a Veterinarian on Our Veterinary Team
Pets, like all people, will experience anxiety from time to time. However, if your pet has anxiety frequently, it can affect their quality of life. At Silicon Valley Pet Clinic & Urgent Care, in San Jose, CA, we understand the importance of addressing pet anxiety.
Common Causes of Pet Anxiety
There are two types of pet anxiety. It can be situational, which means it's triggered by a certain circumstance or event. It can also be generalized, which means it can occur at any time, regardless of what is going on around him.
Anxiety from fear may occur when your pet is exposed to something that scares him. This can include loud noises, strange people, pets, or places, and visual stimuli. Separation anxiety occurs when your pet is anxious when you leave. This typically occurs when you leave him at home.
Signs of Pet Anxiety
Your pet’s anxiety can trigger a variety of unwanted behaviors. He may have accidents in the house, even though he is house trained. He might become destructive, and destroy shoes or other items in your home.
It's important to realize that your pet isn't intentionally misbehaving. He just doesn’t have the emotional regulation he needs to deal with the anxiety in a healthy way. Excessive barking or licking can also happen. These behaviors can have a calming effect, leading your pet to do them compulsively when stressed.
Some pets will become withdrawn or depressed when anxious. Others will become restless or hyper.
Veterinary Treatments for Pet Anxiety
A veterinarian on our veterinary team may prescribe medication for your pet's anxiety. If your pet's anxiety is triggered occasionally by specific stimuli, we can give you advice on how to avoid them in future.
A vet on our veterinary team may also recommend anxiety medications before your pet has surgery. Anxiety medications can calm your pet and potentially allow for an easier application of anesthesia medication.
We can also give you tips on how to better get your pet to not act our anymore. We can also make recommendations on how to prevent your furniture from being destroyed.
Get Pet Care from a Veterinarian in San Jose, CA, on Our Veterinary Team
If your pet is experiencing anxiety in San Jose, CA, contact us at Silicon Valley Pet Clinic & Urgent Care. A veterinarian on our veterinary team can offer pet care to help your pet feel better. Call us at (408) 248-3844 for our veterinary care, including anesthesia.