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Relieving Pet Stress

by Higooga Team 15 Nov 2021

Relieving Pet Stress | Higooga Blog

Being a pet isn't easy. It isn't all sleep, eat, and play as some make it out to be. Like us, our furry friends go through their daily emotional roller coasters. They have their ups, and they certainly do have their downs. And with all the demands and challenges that life throws at us daily, like us, pets also go through their stressful and anxious moments. But to give our furry friends the best life possible, we need to be in tune enough with them to know when something is off and try our utmost to ensure they are in a healthy mental and emotional place. Moderate stress is something that is a normal part of life, but as we know, too much of anything is never a good thing. If you notice that your pet is feeling unsettled or uneasy, they may be experiencing emotions of stress or anxiety. Fortunately, we have a few ways to help you reduce stress for your furry friends and cheer up their spirits.

Exercise and mental stimulation

Blowing off steam with exercise or mental stimulation works wonders in calming our furry friends when under stress. It gives them a chance to forget all about their woes and focus on all the good things in life. So next time you see your furry friends is feeling a little down, troubled, or anxious, let them tag along for a calming walk, light jog, or perhaps engage them in some playtime with a game of fetch or chase the lazer to uplift their spirit and keep them occupied from their worries. These are great ways to wear out any stress or unease that might be troubling your furry friend.

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Having a safe escape available

I don't know about you, but sometimes the world can get a little... too much. And so, I need a safe and isolated space where I can regroup myself and detox all my stress. Well, just like I need my getaway space to help me relax and calm myself from all life's worries, so do our little munchkins. You see, pets -especially cats, can quickly become overwhelmed with their surroundings. Perhaps there is too much ruckus going around in your home, or maybe something is rubbing them the wrong way. Whatever may be causing their anxiety, having a safe haven for your stars to get away from it all is essential to help them feel more relaxed and at ease. 

Being the perfect role model

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Setting a good example is by far one of the most effective ways of communicating with your pets. And one thing about our cheeky stars is that they are incredibly sharp in picking up on our behaviors, emotions, and moods. Like the perfect role model, practice being calm at all times - I know, I know, it a very tough ask, but trust me, it'll help out your pets. So if your Laptop seems to be extra slow today? No big deal. Not able to see that movie as you planned? No worries, there's always another day. You get the point. When your furry friends see you always calm and at peace, they pick up on that, and in turn, they become more relaxed and soothed just by association.    

Keeping daily routines consistent

Are you a culprit of procrastination? I know I sometimes am. When the TV series is just too good, a few hours of binging won't hurt anyone, right? Wrong. As a pet parent, changing set routines can seem like a small thing, but it can affect our furry friends. Pets -especially cats love set timelines, always wanting to know when and what is happening at all times. They are very peculiar on when they want their yummy treats, have some playtime fun, or venture out for some wild exploration. Sudden changes to their usual schedule may create stress and anxiety. So as much as possible, keep a set schedule for your pets and procrastination to... at least a minimum. 

Eliminate Stress triggers

While it sounds like a no-brainer, getting rid of potential stress triggers could be your light bulb idea to reducing pet stress. And if you're an attentive parent, like we know you are, you may have noticed certain things in your home that get your furry friends feeling uneasy or a bit anxious. And we wouldn't want our precious champs feeling that way right? To make your home stress-free, conduct a keen analysis of your home like any keen detective would. Identify all the stress triggers that are and could potentially affect your pets and address them, with no questions asked. Doing this will create a calmer environment that your pets can feel more comfortable and safe.

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💡 This article is intended to provide information and inspiration regarding pet care. However, it should not be construed as professional veterinary advice. If you have further queries about your pet's health, require medical advice, or if your pet exhibits signs of illness, it is strongly recommended to arrange a comprehensive consultation and check-up with a licensed veterinarian.

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