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Excitability

Excitability

Herbal remedies to help reduce excitability, anxiety and disobedience and dogs by naturally calming the Central and Autonomic Nervous systems.  

Animals routinely experience irregularities in bodily systems, including the Central and Autonomic Nervous systems, requiring a correction to restore emotional balance, to promote relaxation, to balance mood and provide feelings of comfort and security.

Excitability in pets is a very common problem, representing one of the top reasons for veterinary visits. Animals can experience anxiety when left alone for long periods of time, lack social contact, are confined to small spaces, experience boredom or are ill. Our animals can also detect our moods and feelings and mimic our behaviors. Just like humans, with prolonged exposure to stress, your pet can develop an anxiety disorder.

Many pets suffer from over-excitable behavior which has increasingly becoming a growing concern for pet owners. Pets that are excitable are often difficult to control, disobedient, display unruly behavior and do not respond to your commands. For instance your dog may bark and whine continually or destroy your household for attention, jump on people, and simply be unable to relax.

Very often, pet owners may punish their pets by shouting or hitting them but this only compounds the problem. If you are going to punish your pet, it has to be done immediately and humanely because harsh punishments may be associated with other unwanted behaviors such as anxiety, aggression or submissive urination.

In order to correct over-excitability, pets need to receive sufficient exercise to channel their energy, and be stimulated through obedience training. Encouraging your pet to become calm and relaxed should be reinforced from as early as a puppy to avoid bad behavior patterns. 

It is also very important to remain calm, controlled and patient around your pet so that he can gradually feed off your positive energy. Reward him with affection and attention through playtime, a pat, praise or a treat for calm behavior and ignore rowdy, demanding and excitable behavior.

This type of behavior is usually an underlying symptom of lack of socialization at an early age, lack of adequate training, stress, people, an anxious or nervous disposition, other pets and animals, loud noises, sudden movements or isolation.

If your pet shows signs of excessive excitability, and exercise and positive reinforcement training techniques are not helping, the animal may be suffering from an underlying disease such as hyperthyroidism. Your vet may also prescribe anti-anxiety medications to reduce excitability and calm the pet.

However, it is highly recommended that you firstly have your pet socialized from a young age, exercise him daily together with obedience training and positive reinforcement.

Some pet owners are surprised to learn that pets are sensitive to changes in their environments and the same factors that stress humans affect animals, including:

Separation anxiety (from owner or another pet)

Addition to family (baby, spouse, another animal, visiting guests)

A new home, relocation, boarding, kenneling

Illness

Poor nutrition (diet which contains processed foods including corn, wheat, soy, meat by product, other fillers, preservatives and additives)

Change of owner

Grooming or vet visits

Emotional stress: abuse, fear, traumatic event, genetic nervous temperament, death of a family member or pet companion, jealousy or rivalry, stress and poor health

Change in daily routine

Crowds, small groups of people and small children

Breeding

Noises, pressure or phobias: thunder, lightning, fireworks, sirens, loud parties, dryers, vacuum cleaner

The most common anxiety disorders include separation anxiety, 
noise phobias and social anxiety. Separation anxiety is one of the most common anxiety disorders and typically occurs when pets are left alone and separated from their owners. Destructive behavior such as continuous barking and whining, chewed furniture, scratching of doors or soiled floors may be exhibited when the pet is left alone.

Noise phobia occurs when pets are fearful of loud noises such as thunderstorms, firecrackers, gunshots, sound of birds, a vacuum cleaner or a hairdryer. Often, when animals are frightened by loud noises they may run and hide to a safer haven. In trying to escape, they may endanger themselves by jumping through windows, digging or running away. Other signs of fear that may be displayed include excessive barking, meowing, drooling, trembling, chewing, urinating or defecating.

Social anxiety most often occurs when pets have not been socialized at an early age. Pets that have not been socialized are fearful and overwhelmed by crowds, small groups of people as well as other animals. When the pet becomes anxious, he may feel trapped and cornered which in turn causes him to react aggressively or run to a safe retreat.

The symptoms of anxiety include:

Excessive barking

Nervousness

Whining and moaning

Trembling or shivering

Drooling and panting

Pacing

Poor appetite

Licking or chewing of skin

Hyperactivity or excitability

Soiling the house or tearing up household items in your absence

Herbal Remedies:

Herbal remedies provide benefits by soothing fear and nervous anxiety during stressful situations & everyday disturbances, preventing excitable behavior in dogs and cats, calming and relaxing excitable animals without the unwanted side effects of conventional prescription medications.

Soothed & Serene – (learn more) is used to relax and calm all bodily systems, to soothe animals exhibiting all types of  destructive behavior due to anxiety, fear, grief, separation, pain, illness, allergies, aggression, socialization issues, electrical and thunder storms due to its calming, mildly sedative and nervine effects that can bridge nutritional deficiencies and relieve irregularity in bodily systems, restore emotional balance, promote comfort, relaxation, balanced mood and feelings of security.

Serenity Zen Dog & Cat - (learn more) is used for its multi-level support to soothe, relax, calm and provide pain relief to nerves, muscles and all bodily systems (Adrenal, Cardiovascular, Digestive, Excretory, Respiratory, Autonomic and Central Nervous Systems), for anxiety disorders, allergies, digestive colic, storms, travel, boarding, vet visits, separation, restlessness, irritability, depression, ADHD and ADD, to maintain normal electrical balance in the brain, reduce neuro inflammation and modulate inflammatory response.

All Shins & Grins – (learn more) supports the skin’s ability to withstand environmental toxin, antigen and microorganism exposure due to its Vitamin C and antioxidant content, promotes optimal immune responsepromotes strong teeth, bone, skin and coat, reduces allergic (acute and chronic) skin reactions and irritations, hot spots and soothes itchy skin and coat in dogs and cats, works to cut recovery time and prevent recurring infections and provides general mood support.

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Socialize your pet from an early age by taking him to puppy socialization classes and many places or varied situations and as a result he will learn to become calm, confident and relaxed

Exercise your pet every day to work off excess energy

Always reward calm behavior by giving your pet a treat or praising him with a pat, "Good boy!" after a long walk or drive in the car

Expose your pet to excitable situations so that he can adapt and familiarize with new people and places

Ensure that you provide your pet with enough mental stimulation to ward off boredom. Teach your dog tricks, play fetch with him, hide treats around the house and let him search for them, occupy him with chew toys or change your route when you take him for walks

Take your pet for obedience training where he can will learn commands such as sit, down, wait, relax, come or off

Avoid reinforcing excitable or attention-seeking behavior such as barking to come inside. Instead ignore this type of behavior and then reward him with a treat when he has calmed down

Never hit or shout at a pet as this will only make them more excited and at the same cause them to panic

Punish or reward your pet within 15 seconds of good or bad behavior. If you are going to punish your pet after 15 seconds of bad behavior, your pet may be unsure of what you mean.

 

 

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