Stress During Quarantine Can Affect Your Dog or Cat

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Nowadays the world has been thrust into a brand new way of living as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. With stay home orders and social distancing guidelines in place, people are spending more time at home with their pets.

However, for many, the this disease has led to feelings of stress and anxiety. The daily routine of life has changed obviously for us and our pets. Many pet owners don’t know that pets are experiencing stress, anxiety, and boredom along with them. So here’s what can help pet owners face their pets’ stress with physical activity and mental stimulation.

Quarantine Affects Your Pets In Somehow

The anxiety and stress can be felt by your dog or cat during this period of self-isolation. Pets feel our stress as well. Make sure that dogs can register human emotions by the expressions on our faces.

Dogs are members of the family and reside in close contact with their owners. Because of this, dogs have gain skills that help them to interact, engage, and communicate efficiently with people. Recent studies have shown that the canine brain can pick up on emotional cues contained in a person’s voice, and posture body odor, and read their facial expressions.

In a boring home with an alteration in routine and increased stress levels by the human occupants, it is not something new that veterinary hospitals are seeing an increase in cases of behavior issues. What can veterinary experts recommend to pet owners to do in order to help ease the stress in their dogs and cats?

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