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Wood Green’s advice for identifying
behavioural issues in pets
ets are creatures of habit and it’s likely that some
owners will have seen a change in their beloved pets’
behaviour as a result of lockdown disturbing their routine.
Wood Green, The Animals Charity is warning owners that
many of our furry friends, especially dogs, will experience
separation anxiety as owners return to work and school bringing yet another disruption.
If you notice a sudden change in your pet’s physical or
mental wellbeing, it’s advisable to get them seen by a vet
to rule out any physical causes. With vets temporarily
unable to neuter during lockdown, Wood Green
anticipates that more cats will have unexpected litters this
year. If there are no physical causes, you can address pets’
emotional state – which influences their behaviour, both
positively and negatively.
For dogs, chewing can be caused by boredom and
barking can be caused by fear. For cats, feelings of
frustration can lead to aggression, often due to them
not being able to exhibit natural hunting behaviours. By
getting a deeper understanding of why our pets behave
the way they do, we can begin to manage their behaviour
with different care techniques and training methods.
It can be incredibly stressful if you’re having trouble
with a pet, so the best approach is to be proactive and
seek help as soon as possible. Wood Green offers free pet
advice to anyone who needs it and can guide you at every
step of your journey – whether you’re considering getting
a new pet, or need help with an existing pet.
Find out more at woodgreen.org.uk/pet-advice.
free pet advice?
At Wood Green, we
can support you with
all aspects of pet care –
from behavioural problems
and dietary needs, to
health and happiness.
Registered Charity Number 298348 00782ks0620
To find out more, please call 0300 303 9333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org