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Divorce and loud behavior can cause our pets stress! Keep them heathy and happy and off of pet medication!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010
posted by Jim Murphy

sad-dog-and-catDivorce is one of the most stressful times in anyone’s life but it can also be very stressful for your dog.  A dog is a social animal bonded to a family routine and a way of life.  Our dogs rely on us for their physical, mental and emotional welfare.  Unfortunately, our dogs are never given consideration when it comes to our family matters.  Most people don’t say “Lets not scream, the dog is in the other room.” But you know what? They should say this. Our behavior can cause our pets a lot of stress that could affect their overall health.  Our moods and tantrums have a very negative affect on our dogs. They don’t deserve it!  When I am stressed and yell, it affects my cats and I do feel guilty because I know that they are stressed out.  A few weeks ago, I had a very loud conversation with a phone solicitor who has been driving me nuts! My cats ran in the other room. I really felt guilty that I caused them stress and I’m trying to be more aware that my actions can have a negative affect on them.

If a dog is suddenly becoming destructive,  or is howling and barking a lot, Animal Behaviorists will ask if there was a divorce or death in the family. Remember our animals can sense when something is wrong.   Have consideration for your pet. Keep him healthy and happy and off of pet medication.

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