Is your pet having behaviour issues?

You're not alone – 95% of cats and 85% of dogs have pet behaviour issues!1,2

Pet behaviour problems are the number one reason that pet parents relinquish their animals.


Recent studies have found that 95% of cats and 85% of dogs have behavioural problems.1,2  In some cases, the pandemic has made things worse. Extended isolation and lack of socialization can affect pet behaviour.


Often, the early and subtle signs of fear, anxiety, and stress are missed. Minor issues can escalate until pets are either given away or euthanized.

puppy under blanket

Pet behaviour: recognizing the signs of stress

Obvious behaviour problems in dogs often look like growling, biting, and aggressive displays. Cats might growl, hiss, or have inappropriate urination. But sometimes, the signs can be subtle, and pet parents often miss them. Subtle signs of fear and anxiety in dogs include yawning, pacing, licking lips, turning away, or ears turning back. In cats, subtle signs might look like dilated eyes, ears turned back, staring, hiding, or excessive grooming. 

Subtle signs of stress in dogs

Dog Yawning Pet Behaviour
Yawning
Dog Pacing Pet Behaviour
Pacing
Dog Licking Lips Pet Behaviour
Licking Lips
Dog Turning Away Pet Behaviour
Turning Away
Dog Ears Turned Back
Ears Turned Back

Subtle signs of stress in cats

Cat dilated Eyes Pet Behaviour
Dilated Eyes
Cate ears back Pet Behaviour
Ears Turned Back
Cat Staring Pet Behaviour
Staring
Cat hiding Pet Behaviour
Hiding
Cat Excessive cleaning Pet Behaviour
Excessive Grooming

What causes fear and anxiety in cats and dogs?

Pet behaviour issues are commonly caused by fireworks, thunderstorms, grooming appointments, or vet visits. Changes in routine like travelling, boarding, kennelling, holiday parties, and visitors can also cause pet stress.

 

Sadly, fear and anxiety are everyday events for many cats and dogs. Not just on special occasions.

 

Pet parents may think that their pets have adapted to daily stressors. But often, that isn’t the case. As a matter of fact, these daily events may still be causing the pet to become stressed. Some daily stressors are the doorbell ringing, vacuum sounds, mail drop-offs, and loud noises like car horns or alarms.

All-natural, fast-acting solution for pet behviour issues

Intervene early with all-natural, Health Canada–approved (NN. B4O4) COMPOSURE™ PRO, clinically shown to work within 30 minutes and be effective for up to 4 hours.3

Composure Pro to help with Pet Behaviour

COMPOSURE™ PRO success story was recently featured in True North Living and the Toronto Star

Dog and owner sit outside

Tara Kasik and her rescue, Chiquito, were stranded overseas for weeks, with a lack of food, water, and safety. They were eventually extracted by the Canadian embassy. After returning home, there was a huge change in Chiquito’s behaviour. He was barking at everything and being standoffish. His separation anxiety was through the roof.

 

“We tried Composure™ Pro and it worked wonders. Chiquito is way cuddlier now and seems like a much happier dog. Now when he sees another dog on our walks, he’s happy and excited. He’s more relaxed and less on edge. And he enjoys the taste, which is great.”
– Tara Kasik4

“I’ve received very positive results using Composure™ Pro,” says Dr. Colleen Wilson, Animal Behaviour Specialist and Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Behaviorists, “I feel at ease using it because Grey Wolf maintains high quality-control standards. The product is the only product in Canada to have Colostrum Calming Complex®, Suntheanine® L-Theanine, L-tryptophan, and thiamine (vitamin B1) together in one dose. Composure™ Pro helps reduce worry and anxiety naturally and very safely.”4

Ask your vet about COMPOSURE™ PRO today to resolve pet behaviour issues!

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References:

1. Tamimi, N., Malmasi, A., Talebi, A., Tamimi, F., & Amini, A. (2015). A survey of feline behavioral problems in Tehran. Veterinary research forum : an international quarterly journal, 6(2), 143-147.

2. Dinwoodie, I. R., Dwyer, B., Zottola, V., Gleason, D., & Dodman, N. H. (2019). Demographics and comorbidity of behavior problems in dogs. Journal of Veterinary Behavior, 32, 62-71. https://doi:10.1016/j.jveb.2019.04.007

3. CanCog Technologies. (2016). Assessment of anxiolytic properties of a novel compound in beagle dogs with a noise-induced model of fear and anxiety [Study]. VetriScience Laboratories.

4. Amardeil, T. (2022, April 11). If your pet has behavioural issues, you’re not alone – and there’s help. Toronto Star.