Recognize and relieve sources of pets’ stress

Metro ServicePet owners can take these simple steps to help reduce their pet’s stress. ■ Metro Service Stress can affect anyone, even household pets. Although life may seem footloose and fancy free for companion animals, they have their share of stressors as well. It may be hard to believe that dogs, cats, birds, and other animals can suffer from stress. But certain situations or scenarios may trigger a stressful response in pets, and pet owners should learn to recognize such stressors and do what they can to help pets avoid them. Research indicates that stress, especially constant sources of stress, can impact pet health and well-being. A 2011 study published in

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