WellBeing

Pet stress

My own cat, and his bladder obstruction, inspired my column this month. I find myself writing about the role of stress in illness in dogs and cats, and some strategies to try to manage it.

Behaviour changes in pets can result from many illnesses — eg pain, gut signs, profound itch. In cats, behaviour changes such as lack of engagement and increased sleep may be the only signs of pain from degenerative arthritis — unlike dogs, in whom we see reduced exercise activity and possible lameness.

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from WellBeing

WellBeing7 min read
Way Down South
“Here, there’s nothing between us and Antarctica,” says Pieter van der Woude perched at the helm of his tinnie. “When it’s rough, the waves crash over those cliffs.” Peering up at the massive walls of quartzite rising 12 metres above us, it’s easy to
WellBeing4 min readFood & Wine
Natural Makeup That Works
What inspired you to start The Organic Skin Co.? I think that my inspiration for The Organic Skin Co. comes from my past: the many hours I spent out the back of my grandmother’s health food shop as a child, my experiences in London as a fashion desig
WellBeing2 min read
Health Academy Australia
If you are looking for flexible online learning in Health and Wellbeing, Nutrition, Natural Health and Counselling, you’ve found the right place. Health Academy Australia is an award-winning organisation offering comprehensive and versatile online co