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January 21, 2010 at 2:05 PMComments: 0 Faves: 0

Supplements for Pet Anxiety?

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  • Separation Anxiety. One of the most common forms of pet anxiety.
  • Loud Noise Phobia. Some animals can have negative reactions to fireworks, thunderstorms, and other loud noises. 
  • Social Anxiety. Some animals are stressed if they have not been socialized properly and can not adjust to interaction with other animals or people.

Who knew that Fido and Little Princess could experience anxiety too? Animals are susceptible to anxiety and depression just like their human counterparts. In this day and age, there are a wide variety of supplements to choose from for your precious pet to ensure a long life and great health.

Separation anxiety is one of the most common kinds of pet anxieties. Animals are naturally pack animals, and do not like to be left alone. Some dogs handle it better than others; sighing and waiting patiently by the door, or maybe destroying things to cause attention.

Supplements for Pet Anxiety

Animal supplements are safe if used sensibly and with care. Animal Supplements are regulated by The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). In 2001 the not-for-profit National Animal Supplement Council (NACS) was formed. Their goal is to establish guidelines that are fair, responsible, reasonable, and have the best interests of the animals in mind. The cornerstone provides a framework for labeling guidelines and product quality assurance. This reduces mislabeling incidents, prevents quality control issues, and tracks product sales and adverse events.

Pet supplements have many benefits; fighting disease, enhancing health, and slowing the aging process.  Supplements ensure that pets are getting proper nutrition they may be missing from commercial pet foods. Pets are living longer that ever before, creating an increased need for conditions that plague human elders including cancer, arthritis, cataracts, and thinning hair.

Supplements have very few negative side affects. Natural ingredients are known to have less side affects than pharmaceutical versions. Vet costs are increasing. Having a healthy diet, supplements, and holistic practices applies not only to people but to pets as well.

What Are the Most Popular Animal Supplements?

  • Joint Supplements
  • Anti-inflammatory Supplements
  • Skin and Coat Supplements
  • Anxiety Supplements
  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids Supplements
  • Sedatives

Pet supplements are here to stay. The pet industry is a billion dollar sector that continues to increase. Being health conscientious has been a popular choice for millions of consumers, and it is being passed on to the pets. There is an increased demand for healthy products, and pet owners are demanding pet supplements. Retailers are responding to the demand by diversifying quality, selection, and educating themselves on the science behind the supplements.

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