Vetpro stress and anxiety (a brief guide)

Vetpro stress and anxiety

In this guide we will discuss vetpro anxiety and anxiety.

Vetpro stress and anxiety

Vetpro stress and anxiety are sprinkle capsules that can calm your pet’s anxiety and aid relaxation during stressful situations, it is 100% natural and easy to administer. 

Some of the key benefits are that it doesn’t have a sedative effect and it will help reduce unwanted behavior. 

According to vetpro.co.uk vetpro stress and anxiety contains:

  • Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) – an important neurotransmitter in the brain, responsible for relaxing the nervous system.
  • L-Theanine – an amino acid involved in Dopamine neurotransmitter function, Theanine is proven to have a calming effect on cats and dogs.
  • Tryptophan – a natural amino acid, found in many proteins. Tryptophan is involved in the production of Serotonin and is proven to reduce stress & anxiety levels.
  • Passiflora incarnata – also known as ‘passion flower’, this extract has long been known for its ability to relax and reduce tension.
  • Further ingredients – Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Nicotinamide (Vitamin B3), Thiamin Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1), Inositol, Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12)

There are many scary situations for dogs, where there are unusual loud noises that can cause stress and discomfort. Vetpfo stress and anxiety is formulated by vets to treat anxiety in a natural way aiding to help your pet feel calm in stressful situations and to reduce unwanted or unruly behavior. 

A stressed cat or dog is a very common reason for you to pay a visit to your vet. Cats and dogs can react differently to stress and anxiety and they will develop stress and anxiety due to many reasons. 

As a pet owner, we know how important it is for you to understand your pet’s behavior and be able to recognize when they are acting differently or they are not acting how they usually act. According to companionlife.co.uk “The PDSA PAW 2018 report found that 18% of dog owners don’t think that their pet is scared of anything, compared to 11% of cat owners.” 

There are several reasons why your pet can feel stressed or anxious. Let’s take a look at some of the following reasons:

  • Fireworks, thunderstorms and loud noises
  • Visiting the vet
  • Traveling
  • Kennel or cattery stays
  • Bringing new pets or introducing new family members
  • Separation anxiety
  • Moving to a new home
  • Going on a holiday

Signs and symptoms of stress and anxiety in pets

Understanding your pet’s behavior to help them reduce their anxiety can be easier than you think because there is no one in the world that knows your pet as much as you do, some of the signs include:

  • Trembling
  • Vocalization (barking or whining)
  • Scratching doors, walls or furniture
  • Destroying things or property
  • Being aggressive to other pets or family members
  • Loss of appetite
  • Hiding in an enclosed place such as under the bed or in a den

How do you administer vetpro anxiety and stress?

You can administer the capsules in the same way as normal tablets, or if you’d prefer, simply sprinkle the contents of the capsule onto your pet’s food and you can make sure they actually eat it. 

The dosage recommended for cats is one capsule per day, for small dogs (0-10 kg) is one capsule a day, a medium dog (11-25 kg) is two capsules a day, larger dogs (26-50 kg) is 3 capsules a day and giant dogs (51 + kg) is four capsules a day. 

How can I help reduce stress and anxiety in my pet?

You have identified your dog is feeling stressed and anxious and you are really worried about not knowing what to do by tackling the problem and identifying what is causing the stress. In some pets this can be explained by health problems or conditions such as cystitis in cats. 

However, to help calm your pet during those stressful situations there are certain tips and things you can do which can include:

  • Creating a safe zone that will make your pet feel safe and have a safe place to retreat to when they are feeling anxious.  
  • Keeping a routine (fixed routine) can help your pet feel more relaxed and calm. If there are any sudden or abrupt changes, it can upset and stress your pet.
  • Distracting your pet using toys can help keep him focused on something else. 
  • Avoid shouting at your pet. If they do something wrong, try not to shout at them since it could cause further stress.
  • Plan ahead if you have trips to the vet and you know it can make your pet very anxious. It is vital to prepare your pet in advance. 
  • If you have a cat make sure it has access to a scratch post so he/she can relieve their boredom, stress, and anxiety. When they are stressed they may scratch your furniture if they don’t have a suitable place to do it. If you have more than one cay, make sure they have at least one litter box per cat and ensure they have somewhere to retreat and stay away from other pets. 
  • Try playing calming music if your dog is meant to stay alone at home. This can help him/her to stay distracted from external noises that can make them anxious. 
  • Comforting your pet by sitting close and stroke them to try to make them feel secure and calm. Physical contact is very important to make them feel less anxious or stressed. If you know they prefer to be on their own, let them wander off to their safe place to hide. Just make sure you check up on them to make sure they are ok. 
  • Get them used to be alone gradually by training them in these situations. Reward them with a treat or praise them when they are actually responding positively to your training. 
  • If you are a cat owner, make sure your cat has high areas such as shelves or on top of furniture. This can make them feel safe and less anxious, while they are still able to watch over what is happening around them. 
  • If your dog feels stressed when it is being around other people or other dogs, pet training can be considered as a good alternative to help them cope during these stressful situations and especially avoid locking your dog away when you have visitors since this will cause more stress.  

Other stress and anxiety options

There are plenty of options and Natural supplements for stressed pets. Pet supplements, also known as nutraceuticals can help to reduce stress and anxiety for dogs and cats. The ingredients can have a number of significant benefits to calm your pet. 

If you are unsure about what the right supplement or product you can get dor your pet get in touch with your vet or browse the internet, plenty of options and their descriptions out there. However, avoid medicating your dod without your vet’s supervision. Additionally, take into consideration most of them won’t have an immediate effect and can actually take up to six weeks to manifest benefits, whereas Vetpro stress & anxiety and Nutracalm are fast-acting.

Other calming products on the market, include Kalmaid, VetSpec Calm & Focussed, and VetHQ Serene-um.

Behavior techniques

Your vet may suggest or have been suggested to try certain behavioral management techniques that have proven to be useful in reducing stress and anxiety in pets. These could include implementing positive reinforcement, the advance of fear-provoking situations and situational awareness.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is considered as a very useful option for humans, imagine what it can do to your dog since they have an incredible sense of smell and essential oils in a diffuser can be smelt immediately. 

Small batches of essential oils can help to calm and focus dogs during training as puppies, ease comfort during travel and reduce fear during thunderstorms or reworks.

Homeopathic therapy & flower essences

For hundreds of years, Homeopathic therapy and the use of flower essences along with other herbs have been used and believed to have therapeutic benefits. Flower essences are herbal infusions made from flowering pot plants. These can help to address emotional and mental wellness.

Plug-ins

There are pheromones that can help keep your pet calm and have a relaxing effect when they are facing stressful or new situations. Plug-in diffusers can help you achieve this by using slow-release technology. 

Anxiety vests

For years, many people have been suggested how anxiety vests can apply pressure to relieve anxiety. The use of the vest and the constant pressure in your pet’s torso can create that calming and relaxing effect. 

As we mentioned, if you think or suspect your pet is showing signs of stress and anxiety, try consulting this with your vet, they will help you find the most suitable option to relieve your pet’s anxiety so you can stop worrying. 

Why is this blog post about Vetpro stress and anxiety important?

As we discussed, this can be a natural and safe way to help your pet with stress and anxiety, by avoiding any unwanted side effects from regular medication. Pets can be stressed for a number of reasons so identifying some of them can help anticipate their response.

In addition, besides vetpro stress and anxiety capsules, there are other known tips and tricks that can help you reduce your pet’s anxiety, in addition to other natural supplements that can help them stay calm and relaxed, but if you have decided to give medication to your pet because nothing else seems to work remember to consult with your vet first. 

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Vetpro stress and anxiety (a brief guide)

Juanita Agboola

Juanita Agboola is the editor in chief of HFNE and an expert in mental health online. She has been writing about online behaviour, mental health and psychology issues since 2012. All Guides are reviewed by our editorial team which constitutes various clinical psychologists, PhD and PsyD colleagues.