Pets – Managing Stress and Anxiety

Pets including dogs, cats, horses and caged birds or parrots suffer from stress as well as anxiety and can develop stress related illnesses. We are often unaware of the effects of fear and environmental strain that can cause a pet to become overwhelmed and unable to cope. Being extremely sensitive to their surroundings, pets are known to develop an strong emotional bond with their owners (especially dogs) as well as fellow pets and any change in their routine and cause ‘change’ related stress in the same ways as it triggers stress in humans.

Stress usually is a response to stimuli involving situations that we consider to be threatening, depressing or out of control. The same is true for your pet dog, catcaged birds or parrots and horse. The animals respond by “fight or flight” method when threatened or frightened. During the “flight or fight” response, a complex series of chemical reactions and changes occurs in the nervous system of the body.

Sometimes, the “fight or flight” response doesn’t work, and the animal becomes very agitated or upset, then it may adopt the “conservation-withdrawal” response. This response is initiated by the hippocampus (part of the brain), which then signals the hypothalamus leading to release of chemicals that stimulate the pituitary gland to produces a compound. This compound in turn activates the adrenal cortex to release corticosteroids which calm the nerves.

Long-term corticosteroid release suppresses the immune system, which makes your pet highly prone to diseases. The stomach is stimulated to release acids by the corticosteroids, which can lead to peptic ulcers. Both the “fight or flight” response and “conservation-withdrawal” tend to physically tax the animal leading to disruption of normal metabolism, growth, reproduction, and immune function, and can also cause an animal to self-mutilate. Other physiological events that occur are a decrease in heart rate, sometimes to the point of stopping completely and loss of appetite.

Conditions such as thunderstorms, fireworks, infection, being kennelled, travel, breeding, separation from owner, moving to a new house, addition or loss of a family member or another household pet, can cause stress in pet animals. In such cases, you dog, catcaged birds or parrots and horse can become extremely anxious or show symptoms of severe stress such as fear, aggression, uneasiness and restlessness.

Dogs, cats, caged birds or parrots and horses under stress can become aggressive, stop eating or overeat, become hypersensitive, become hyperactive, destroy things or show obsessive compulsive behaviours like move objects in and around the household and resort to nervous licking, chewing or plucking of their own bodies. They can develop diarrhoea, lose hair, develop mushrooming parasite populations, and their immune system can become compromised. What is more disturbing is that stress can be a cumulative process. Each stressor by itself may not be significant and may seem apparently harmless, but when they affect your pet consecutively or simultaneously, this may push their immune system over the threshold toward illness.

Stress Relieving Medicines for Pets

Dogs, cats, caged birds or parrots and horses can be administered Stress Relievers to calm them. Some of these stress relievers claim to promote a sense of calm in animals exhibiting fear, fretting, anxiety, aggression or any unwanted behaviour. But these medicines can also have certain risks and side effects. They can have toxins and induce drowsiness in your dogs, cats, birds and horses. These medicines may make your dog, cat, caged birds or parrots and horse prone to reactions, drug interactions or adverse effects and can be unsafe, inappropriate or completely ineffective.

These stress relieving medicines are only meant to control short-term behavioural stress and anxiety and can be very detrimental to the pet’s health if administered on a long-term basis.

The Ultimate Remedy: The RelaxoPet PRO Animal Relaxation Trainer

It has long been stated that certain music calms dogs, cats, caged birds or parrots and horses. With extensive research and development RelaxoPet© Subliminal Sounds is currently the strongest and most well-known method to change your pets’ behaviour subliminally while helping them achieve deep levels of relaxation. The RelaxoPet Animal Relaxation Trainer devices have been specifically designed to ease stress and anxiety for dogs, cats, birds and horses. This non-invasive calming remedy alleviates the stress your dog, cat, bird or horse might experience. The pet music, paired with special sound frequencies, emits vibrations and tone sequences tailored to the sensitive hearing of either dogs, cats, birds or horses to aid deep relaxation to specifically provide a soothing soundtrack to lessen the stress of your pet and increase the positive brainwaves that elicit feelings of well being keeping them in good spirits.

The RelaxoPet PRO Animal Relaxation Trainer has revolutionized the way we are able alleviate stress and anxiety in pet dogs, cats, birds and horses. It is safe with absolutely no side effects. The RelaxoPet© Subliminal Sounds therapy employs music to untangle the knotted and stressed out nerves and brain, relaxing the mind-body as a whole. For the animal to perceive the information, neuron activity must be triggered within the brain. The animal’s ear perceives the harmonized tones and passes the impulses directly to its brain. This device is a method of positively recharging the cortex of the brain and distributing the latent energy throughout the nervous system of your pet. The effect of RelaxoPet PRO Animal Relaxation Trainer upon your pet is one of stimulating, harmonising and healing at almost every level of being.

The RelaxoPet PRO Animal Relaxation Trainer has been made possible after more than 5 years of intensive research and development work by German therapist Frank Bendix, who has developed and patented the completely new subliminal sound sequences for animals that integrate previously unrecognized aspects of brain research in animals. This has resulted in a method that consistently adapts the affirmations to the basic information carrier so that the animal’s subconscious consistently receives and perceives the subliminal sequences as positive.

The key to relaxation in all animals is the subconscious, where modern therapeutic science says that music has a massaging effect on our brain. RelaxoPet PRO works through stimulation via sound frequencies, tone sequences and vibrations.

Depending on the device type, these are tailored to specific animal species. Perhaps, that is the primary reason for widespread usage of music as anti-anxiety and antidepressant therapy and the handiest tool for relaxation when it comes to calming pets, helping ease depression, and aiding recovery from illness.

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