The Effects of Stress on Your Pet’s Gastro Health

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At first glance, anxiety and stress might seem unrelated to your pet’s gastro health. But, a recent study suggests otherwise. As it turns out, gastro health or the health of the gut microbiome is “inextricably linked to pet health and disease,” according to the study.  A healthy gut equals healthy behaviors for cats and dogs. So if your pet struggles with … Read More

The Effects of Stress on Your Pet’s Skin

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Your pet’s largest organ is actually their skin and coat! In fact, their skin and coat comprise 10 to 15% of their total body weight. A lustrous coat could indicate your pet is in the best possible health. Otherwise, a dry, unkempt, or flaky coat could indicate a serious health condition. In some cases, thyroid disease, Cushing’s, or nutritional disorders could cause … Read More

How Your Pet’s Stress Can Lead to Improper Elimination

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When your pet suddenly begins going to the bathroom indoors, it can be alarming, to say the least. There are two main causes of improper elimination: pet health and stress. Just like people get stressed out, our pets can too. We’ll be looking at how you can figure out whether it’s stress causing improper elimination and why it happens in this … Read More

How Stress Can Impact Your Pet’s Behavior

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Many pet owners wish their dogs could just tell them when they’re stressed, but most don’t realize that they already do.  It’s common for pet anxiety to affect pet behavior. However, it’s not always easy to tell the difference between pet stress and normal pet behavior. This is because some signs of stress are at times normal and at other … Read More