Polite Pets Month

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Murwillumbah Veterinary Clinic
8-10 Queen St
NSW 2484

02 6672 1919
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March is polite pets month

We all love our pets, but sometimes they can seem a bit unruly. 

Is your pet anxious or fearful?

Murwillumbah Vet Clinic will be running a Polite Pets Month promotion throughout March to raise awareness of some common pet behaviour problems, prevention and treatment.

In our Vet Clinic, we are always looking for ways to lower the stress levels of our patients.  We use pheromones / we have a quiet area for cats and smaller pets / our Vets regularly attend seminars on low stress handling.  We are always working towards lowering anxiety for our clients pets as we know a visit to the Vet can be very frightening.

Polite Pets Month educates pet owners about what’s normal behaviour in pets, and how their vet can help.

The theme for this year is ‘Mental health is important for pets’, and focuses on anxiety disorders and phobias.

Staff at the vet clinic said that it’s normal for dogs, cats and birds to feel anxious as it prepares them to respond to a threat, but excessive fear and anxiety can lead to phobias and can be detrimental to their health and contribute to behaviour problems.

“There’s a range of situations that can produce anxiety and fear such as the introduction of other animals, changes to daily routine and loud noises. Signs of anxiety can include standing with tail tucked under in dogs and urinating outside the litter tray in cats."

“Treatment includes looking at the causes of the anxiety or any underlying medical condition and an appropriate management plan,” the staff said.

“Using rewards is the best way to train your pets and it avoids causing anxiety."

“A management plan can be developed by you and your vet and includes avoiding situations that contribute to your pet’s anxieties and managing your pet’s environment so it’s consistent, safe and predictable but variable enough to meet your pet’s physical and emotional needs."

“Treatment can also include providing medications and pheromones."

“The friendly vets at Murwillumbah Vet Clinic will be happy to talk to you about the latest treatments for these pet behaviours, and help you deal with them before they get out of hand.”

During March, Murwillumbah Vet Clinic will have lots of information on hand about fears, anxiety and phobias in cats, dogs and birds.

For more information contact Murwillumbah Vet Clinic

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