How to Stop Worrying and Start Living Quotes by Dale Carnegie
When to worry about your Dog Coughing and Sneezing!
Your bags are packed, your tickets are printed, and you reserved a spot for your dog at the best boarding facility in town. But, despite being ready to go and knowing your pet is in the best possible hands, you still have a nagging feeling of guilt and anxiety about leaving your dog or cat behind while you head out on a fun trip. Will this person know that?
Pet Owner Anxiety: The Challenges Associated with Loving a Pet
Sometimes our pets will act peculiar , either for a little while or for an ongoing period. As I tuned in I got that his hesitancy to eat was somehow related to her his owner. He was feeling her stress and anxiety which got the ball rolling, and then her stress around his not eating just made the situation worse. In this situation, not only was her dog picking up her own issue around food, but also her anxiety around his food plus her anxiety in general. Often they just help us process these things and are no worse for it. Just like a mobile, we all do our part to keep our family in balance , and our pets are very much a part of that dynamic.
Learning to Cope with SAD
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I recently experienced an increase in my anxiety related to the flood of emotions I have been navigating in dealing with my aging, ailing dog. Owning a pet can be wonderful. Pets provide great companionship and, for many people, animals are loyal, loving members of the family. There is the potential for stress with things like adjusting to owning a new pet, training a pet, acquainting new pets and existing pets, introducing pets and children, and finding solutions to various responsibilities in terms of help with pet sitting, dog walking, etc. While many pets seem forever young, they do age, their health eventually declines, and we are faced with even more responsibilities as we take care of the additional duties and demands that come with caring for an elderly or sick animal. About a year and a half ago, my dog was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Death and loss are never easy topics, but I find them to be particularly complicated with pets.