Recently a young couple came in who’d been referred by their veterinarian for a “natural version” of a prescriptive diet for early irritable bowel syndrome.
There’d been stories of Calvin’s behavior since he was a kitten. Extensive play didn’t reduce the hyperactivity, nor did separating diminish the edginess and aggression. After the elder cat in the home died, his owner became the target. Then it escalated to stalking.
Holiday times stress our companion animals often in ways we overlook. Digestive distress, house-soiling and behavior issues can be a few of the symptoms signifying their distress. Understand many cats and dogs do not appreciate the noise and activity of guests or the interruptions to their routines. Simple things can be overwhelming to them. Often it’s not the most obvious that is upsetting them.
Founder, President, and PetSage guiding light Terri Grow offers her insights and wisdom on pet care.