Grieving or Pining Pet?

 

GRIEF or the effect of pining is often underestimated in pets.

The sadness, stress and upset of losing or being separated from a human or animal companion (no matter how short the period), can profoundly affect mood, well-being and the immune system - including its ability to protect the body against harmful microorganisms, and to self repair.

If this continues for any length of time, physical disease and behavioural problems can occur as a result.

 

Signs that a pet may be grieving or pining include:

  • appearing sad or depressed
  • personality changes (becoming irritable or aggressive with other pets, for example) 
  • restlessness
  • howling, whimpering or whining
  • increased anxiety, especially when left
  • self trauma (such as chewing / biting themselves or scratching) 
  • waking up in the night
  • loss of appetite
  • disinterest in usual activities, such as going for walks, playing
  • spending more time alone
  • uncharacteristic behaviour
  • toileting in the house 
  • destructiveness

 

Grief Relief naturally helps to relieve stress, restore peace and lift mood, which in turn has a positive effect on overall health and well-being.

Give 3 - 4 times daily when needed to gradually restore peace and lift mood, as follows:

Using a clean finger, gently dab a drop on the lips and a paw. Also stir a few drops into your pet’s drinking water.

For added support, sprinkle several drops in the area around your pet and onto their bedding.

 

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