Anxiety leads to muscle tension causing pain
Injury risk is increased due to changes in posture and muscle tension
If pain or tension in the muscles occurs then exercise must be reduced, this can lead to muscle atrophy and decreased muscle strength
Anxiety limits social interaction reducing the opportunity for enrichment
Anxiety can lead to a reduction in appetite leading to poor nutrition and lack of energy and resources for the animal during exercise
So how do we prevent or manage anxiety in our pets?
With all the changes that have occurred over the last few months, we have put together a step by step guide for you on how to take yours and your pets lives from stressed and anxious to calm and confident.
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