Dog or Cat Bad Behavior: What To Do To Help

Problems Causing A Negative Influence On Your Pet’s Behavior

Has the primary care giver of the pet suddenly lost interest in the pet? Has a family member passed away? Has the home been redecorated and is no longer welcome in the household? Are there unfriendly neighboring pets? Have you moved to a smaller environment? Did you take a long vacation without the pet? Do you have a new job that is very time consuming? Is there a new baby or new pet in the household? All of these things can have a negative impact on your behavior’s behavior.

The Effect of the Bad Behaviors


Of course, any pet owner may have seen some of the following behaviors:

Destructive Chewing
Climbing on counters
Tail Chasing
Obsessive Licking
Digging
Pacing
Urinating In The Wrong Places
Aggressiveness
Excessive Barking
Scratching On Furniture

Theses are just a few of the ways pets can act out for not having enough attention.

Is There Anything I Can Do To Help Eliminate The Problem?

First of all you need to evaluate what is causing the problem. Is the pet getting enough exercise? Dogs need 30 to 60 minutes of a concentrated walk at least once a day. This is especially helpful for very active breeds or large breeds. This can help reduce their tension; it basically helps to”wear them out”. Hopefully you have “done your homework” before getting the breed, so that you have a better understanding of what you are getting.

If the pet has suffered a loss, let the pet know you are still there for them. If the bad behavior relates to separation anxiety, be sure and give the pet plenty of attention when you come back in from being away for several hours.

Puzzle toys can help to stimulate their brains and help them make better use of their idle time. Maybe they need chew toys or a good bone to chew on.

Remember that dogs are still going to behave as puppies some until they are two years old. This may include poor choices on toileting as well as destructive behaviors.

Did you know that the preservatives, coloring agents, or other chemicals present in commercial dog or cat food may be causing the problem? Sometimes the chemicals our pets are exposed to can irritate the brain tissue and cause the dog to act abnormal. You should seriously consider taking your pet off commercial pet food and switch to a more natural diet.

Our pets need extra supplements as well as bone meal. A vitamin B complex are that is present in a multivitamin is especially in helpful. Zinc and vitamin C help eliminate heavy toxic metals. Lecithin protects the nerve cells against irritation.

Make sure your pet is not exposed to toxins such as various cleaning products that are used to clean your home. Other toxins would be cigarette smoke, anti-flea chemicals, and the exhaust from the car.

To remove heavy metals such as lead you can feed your pet nori which is made from seaweed. Nori is an edible, dried preparation of red algae of the genus Porphyra. It is a dark green thin sheet that humans and pets can consume.