Stress is relative.
What is stressful to a dog of a particular breed often may not be for another of the same breed.
Animals also have different levels of tolerance.
Dogs usually cope with stress better than other pets like cats and hamsters.
Animals relate to their environment in a way that makes it directly connected to their health.
How to have a stress free home for your pet
A pet is stressed when it shows a prolonged adjustment in its behavior and physiology to changes in its environment.
A change in the environment can be minor or a major one.
Animals like cats are quite responsive to change.
Any significant change in your home that means more people coming into it, increased noise, or different layout of things can upset a pet cat. For other animals, the changes may not be so disruptive.
It’s essential to consider your pets when you make these changes. It’s best to keep things steady to allow your pet to adapt to the environment.
Some researches made to know the relationship of the environment on animal stress levels point to the correctness of the beliefs that a simple daily routine change may affect pets.
They often respond to these changes by vomiting, panting, shedding excessively, drooling e. t. c.
Reducing its house size, restraining, or trapping can trigger sickness and symptoms that as previously described.
Things to Help Your Pets Avoid Stress
Maintain a clean and spacious litter box for each pet you own.
Ensure that it’s suitable for the size.
If you can afford to raise their homes in perches, it’ll be more comfortable.
Perches give pets a sense of security as it helps them get a better view of the surrounding for potential threats and danger.
Some pets get easily unsettled when new people, guests, or another animal that has a size that intimidates them come into their environment.
This behavior is more noticeable in cats.
Help your pet feel less stressed by providing a place for it to hide when it feels uncomfortable.
Also, caution your guests or new people from being invasive on its privacy until it gets used to them.
If you get a new pet that has a size that can intimidate your old pet, separate and protect them from one another until you’re able to make an introduction between them properly.
These are some ways to improve your pet’s condition when they have any reason to feel stressed within your home.
However, the most effective way to manage stress in your pet is to create time in your schedule for them.
Take some time to cuddle and play with them.
Also, you can introduce toys to keep them engaged and healthy.