Species affected: Cats, Dogs
Background: An emotional state of fear and tension.
Symptoms: Pets may demonstrate anxiety in a variety of bizarre behaviors and physical manifestations. Dogs and cats may chew on themselves, urinate or defecate inappropriately, or destroy items in their environment.
Diagnostics: A complete history including all aspects of the environment, the diet, social relations with other animals and humans (or lack thereof), and exposure to noxious sounds and odors, lifestyle changes or other stimuli. Certain breeds can be more prone to anxiety states. Hormonal changes need to be taken into consideration in some animals.
Special Notes: Animals in a chronic state of anxiety can suffer from numerous physical conditions such as allergies, self-mutilation and digestive upsets that are related to the primary condition of anxiety.
Principles for Supplementation: Relieve mental tension.