Posts Written On June 11, 2020

Managing Pet Separation Anxiety as America Gets Back to Work

As states begin to plan their post-pandemic re-openings, many of us will hopefully be returning to work, developing a “new normal”, and dealing with the anxiety that comes along with these changes—both in people and pets. RestoraPet, a pet health supplement that restores wellness in older pets experiencing age-related decline, boosts the health and well-being of younger pets and helps pets of all ages deal with anxiety issues, wants to remind pet parents that this will also be a stressful time for their four-legged family members.

The ASPCA reported that pet adoptions and fostering increased during the pandemic. To help these new pet parents as well as the most experienced pet parents, RestoraPet CEO and pet health expert Brian Larsen compiled tips for pet parents looking to ease the transition and reduce separation anxiety felt by their pets.

“Pets everywhere have thoroughly enjoyed the extra time spent with their favorite humans over the past few months,” said Larsen. “Just as pet parents everywhere have taken steps to ensure their pet’s well-being during quarantine, we must also prepare them for a transition back to normal life.

“Think of this transition as a ‘back to school’ time, when pets might start to act out as the house goes empty after months of a full house,” he added. “Chewing and destroying furniture, cries for attention, and endless crying or barking are just some of the issues that will arise, possibly even more so for the newly adopted pets who have become accustomed to constant human companionship. Preparing furry family members for this transition while we are still at home can help save us time, money and anxiety later on when we are trying to adapt to the ‘new normal.’”

Larsen’s tips for easing the post-pandemic transition:

  • Disassociate certain cues from your departure – Routine cues associated with your pet being left alone, such as picking up your keys or putting on shoes, can cause your pets to behave anxiously before you even have a chance to leave the house. For this reason, it is important to disassociate your leaving from these routine tasks. This can be done by exposing your pet to these cues in various orders several times a day—without leaving.
  • Create positive associations with your departure — Doing something nice or fun for your pet (such as giving them a small, healthy treat) every time you leave the house will help them to associate your leaving with something pleasant, and thereby minimize or offset other distress they might feel.
  • Practice gradual departures – To ease separation anxiety, start slowly by only leaving your pet alone for a short amount of time at first. The ASPCA recommends planning your absences to be shorter than the time it takes for your pet to become upset. As they become more confident in your intent to return home, you can try leaving them for longer amounts of time. Some dogs also benefit from the use of a “safe” word to reassure them that, although you’re leaving now, you will return.
  • Try a CBD supplement – CBD products include cannabinoids and terpenes that have a multitude of proven wellness benefits, such as reduced anxiety, without producing the “high” that is often associated with hemp products.
  • Invest in puzzle toys – Special toys such as Kong puzzles with hidden treats inside can be a fun way to distract your pet while you are gone and will keep them from releasing their anxiety through unwanted behaviors, such as chewing furniture, barking or having accidents in the house.

As the world’s only full-spectrum hemp supplement with synergistic ingredients, RestoraPet Hemp helps unleash a pet’s vitality, fighting discomfort and anxiety while offering proven health benefits from organic, plant-based ingredients, without any psychotropic side effects. RestoraPet Hemp was specially formulated to be given alongside the original RestoraPet formula for maximum efficacy, including improved/regulated appetite, greater pain reduction, lower anxiety, and a calm sense of wellness without sedation.

To learn more, visit www.restorapet.com.

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About RestoraPet
RestoraPet® is the most effective line of pet supplements ever created. Made with the perfect blend of love and science, RestoraPet® restores wellness in older pets experiencing age-related decline and boosts the health and well-being of younger pets. First introduced to the market in 2014, RestoraPet® products are now used by tens of thousands of pets (especially dogs, cats, and horses) in more than 100 countries worldwide. RestoraPet® contains a remarkable, carbon-based “super antioxidant” that scientists created called Vitalitrol®, and begins working from the very first administered dose to rehabilitate and protect almost every type of cell in a pet’s body. Learn more at restorapet.com.

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A Product to Boost Your Energy Naturally – Happy Healthy Sael

Being healthy should be easy and Sael is here to help. The brand strives to make products that help you live an energetic, healthy and happy lifestyle without sacrificing fun and convenience. One of the brand’s stand outs – Happy Apple (an apple cider vinegar and ginger blend) that gives both your mind and body a much needed boost!

Sael products are made to the highest standards and they focus on solving specific nutritional problems so that they can truly help make a difference in your life.

Happy Apple – Apple Cider Vinegar + Ginger Gummy

Give your mind and body a boost with our Happy Apple Gummies.  These potent gummies are made with a crisp apple taste in a gluten-free and vegan formula. Add them to your daily routine to soak up all of the benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar + Ginger in one convenient supplement.

Apple cider vinegar has been used medicinally and therapeutically for centuries. Its benefits include: improved digestion, a strengthened immune system, and an increase mental clarity.

These awesome benefits are the result of the high probiotic level found in apple cider vinegar. Probiotics are friendly bacteria that promote a healthy digestive tract and a strong immune system. By taking ACV, you may notice that it’s easier to stay at your goal weight. Other benefits include an increased energy level and a positive attitude that comes naturally. A healthy gut really does equal a healthy body and mind.

Sound Sleep – Melatonin + Magnesium Gummy

Sleep soundly and wake up ready to seize the day with our Sound Sleep Gummies. Made with an optimal mixture of Melatonin and Magnesium in a gluten-free and vegan formula.

Melatonin is known as the “sleep hormone” because it supports your body’s natural circadian rhythm. It helps your body deal with stress levels or outside sources that get in the way of peaceful sleep. Whether you need help falling asleep or you deal with insomnia, this natural aid has been proven to support you in overcoming it.

Magnesium is a mineral that is essential to the human body. Magnesium provides an abundance of benefits ranging from relaxing your muscles and giving you healthy bones and teeth, to keeping your heart and digestive track working properly. It works alongside melatonin in supporting the nervous system by calming anxiety and tension leading to a more peaceful sleep.

Nutrition For All, that is Sael Wellness’s mission, to make nutrition available to all. No matter who you are, what you do, or what your circumstances are, everyone should have access to basic nutrition. Living a healthy lifestyle nowadays is often overcomplicated and it is difficult to be healthy while having fun.

Sael Wellness’s goal is to make being healthy fun again by providing strong, functional nutritional products to their consumers in fun and simple delivery forms so that they can live a happier and healthier lifestyle. As Sael Wellness helps better your nutrition, it is also important that helps better the health and wellness of those around us, particularily the youth, so that they can live a happier and healthier life.

Sael Wellness gives back. 1 in 7 kids in America lives with hunger and Sael Wellness is helping make a difference by supporting a national nonprofit working to end childhood hunger in America. Join us in making a difference. For more information, click the link below.

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