Managing Stress and Anxiety in Cats and Dogs Blog

Managing stress and anxiety in pets is something that we get asked about on a regular basis at our clinic. Associated negative behaviours or emotional issues may be related to a short-term stress situation (moving, sudden and loud noises, car rides, a short kennel stay, etc.) or associated with long-term stressors. Recognizing stress factors and implementing measures to reduce your pet’s anxiety and discomfort can improve the quality of life for your pet and also increase the emotional bond between a pet and an owner. Depending on the severity and the reason for the stress, your veterinarian can help establish a plan. They may include coping skills, behaviour modification, and/or the use of pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, or other calming products, either used on their own or used in combination. It’s important to rule out medical conditions in some situations (ex. excessive urination could be a behavioural or medical condition; always consult with a doctor).

Give us a call if you’re concerned that your pet’s stress or anxiety is affecting his or her quality of life (and making you anxious, too!). We would be happy to talk to you about the best options for your furry friend.

Written by: Petroglyph Animal Hospital



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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

Additional measures include:


Due to the increasing demand for appointments, we are implementing a late cancellation and no show fee. Starting June 2, 2021, appointments missed or cancelled less than 24 hours before will be subject to a $25 fee.


We are still OPEN with the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Petroglyph Animal Hospital