Pets happy and healthy as their owners, our pets can also have their ups and downs. Like all animal lovers know, the welfare of their pets are closely tied to the emotional welfare of family or social environment in which they live. Animals form very deep bonds with their owners and to each other and are sensitive to our moods and daily stresses. After all – is what makes them such great friends and colleagues! However, this may mean that it becomes difficult for them when their owners go on vacation, or sometimes even when left for a short period of time. The difficulties of separation can affect our pets and may even (especially dogs), lead to destructive behavior such as digging, chewing or scratching. Similarly, when the owners are going through an emotional difficulty, this may, in turn, affect their pets. Certain breeds of pets also tend to worry and worry about than others. Beware of unusual behaviors such as excessive barking, excessive grooming (particularly in cats), sulk or anything else unusual.

The natural way There's a lot you can do to support the emotional well balanced and happy mood in our pets. A solid routine, a healthy diet and a stable home. When you know that change is inevitable, take steps to expose your dog or cat to them slowly and be understanding of the effects this might have. Like people, there are that could help also. Consider the following: * A balanced diet, high quality is very important during stressful times and can help support the immune system. Include plenty of raw and unprocessed food (preferably organic). * Aromatherapy and massage can help calm and comfort (do not use aromatherapy oils in cats). * Try to keep the home environment safe and free from tension as possible.

Try not to make further changes to the environment during periods of change or difficulty. * Regular exercise will help keep your pet healthy and fit, mentally and emotionally and physically. * Investigate alternative for pets who are struggling to adapt to the kennels when you are on vacation. Perhaps you could arrange for a familiar person to remain at home or have your pet be visited by a friend while you are away? Consider one. The natural herbal ingredients are well known for its positive effect on maintaining emotional health and wellbeing. Hypericum perforatum (St. John's wort) is one of the most popular herbs to support the emotional health and wellbeing and has been much research to support its effectiveness in maintaining stable mood, sleep patterns, healthy and balanced levels of serotonin. Matricaria recutita (Chamomilla) is a natural herb that has been used by European naturopaths for centuries. Its soothing properties support the pets that are experiencing the change or loss. Ignatia (30C) is a natural remedy often recommended to support emotional well being. Capsicum (30C) is often used to maintain stable mood and support the vitality and emotional force. Kalium phosphate (Kali. phos.) (6C) is a tissue salt with many therapeutic benefits. This tissue salt is extremely useful to promote nervous system health at the cellular level. Regular use will increase the bioavailability of nutrients, hormones and certain neurotransmitters essential to ensure balanced mood and feelings of wellbeing. Engineer by profession but with a great interest in health and alternative medicine. I believe that natural remedies and alternative therapies have their place in modern medicine. Public one with these issues because I am sure that an informed person is potentially a more happy and healthy.