• Fear of New Environment

    • Calming Collars
    • Calming Diffuser

    Both dogs and cats are creatures of habit. Some pets are very upset by a change in environment, whether that is by visiting new places, being placed in a new home or even spending time at the vet or in a kennel.

    Their reactions to the changes can range from trying to move away from it, aggressive behavior or reverting to behaviors that he or she knows are not acceptable. The sooner you do something to help your dog or cat overcome their fear of a new environment, the better the transition will be and the sooner things can get back to normal.

    Using a combination of calming pheromone technology and training tips — along with love and patience — your pet will feel more at ease.

    Pheromone Technology

    Helping your dog or cat deal with some of their fears and emotions about a new environment can be helped through the use of pheromone technology products that simulate a chemical produced by mothers to soothe their puppies and kittens.

    To help them feel like they have a “safe” space of their own, designate an area for them with a Sergeant’s Vetscription Calming Diffuser (dog, cat) nearby.

    You’ll also want your dog or cat to feel comfortable enough to explore their new space. A good way to do this is with a Sergeant’s Vetscription Calming Collar (dog, cat) that keeps the pheromones with them wherever they go. All of these will reduce stress and help the pet feel safe.

    Training Tips

    Your dog or cat will need a lot of love and attention from you to feel comfortable in new surroundings — without displaying behavior problems. Here are a few suggestions.

    • Create a “safe” place for your dog or cat that is away from any chaos or activity and be sure to place items like a favorite blanket, pet bed or kennel and favorite toys.
    • Try to spend more time with your pet, encouraging your dog or cat to be with you in the environment.
    • Establish a routine that lets them know when you will be coming and going, when it’s time to be fed, go outdoors or be taken for a walk.
    • Try to keep activities low key and calm so you pet doesn’t pick up on your signals of stress or worry.