Sometimes pets are physically healthy but emotionally unwell.
Anxious or depressed dogs need care the same way a physically ill pup would.
How do veterinarians treat dog anxiety holistically?
Dog Anxiety Symptoms
Anxious dogs exhibit the following symptoms:
- Tucked tail
- Self licking and biting
- Escape behavior or hiding
- Withdrawal or reduced activity
- Trembling and nervousness
Take your pup to your local TCVM (Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine) veterinarian for a full evaluation and diagnoses.
How a TCVM Vet Diagnoses Dog Anxiety
Your TCVM will look for different symptoms than a traditional vet.
For example, a TCVM vet will specifically check for:
- Thin, fast pulse
- Red, dry tongue
- Restlessness or nervousness
Your TCVM vet may recommend Shen Calmer.
How Shen Calmer Soothes Anxious Dogs
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine principles, stress causes stagnation of Liver Qi.
Liver Qi stagnation eventually becomes fire, consuming Heart Yin and disturbing Shen (spirit).
Disturbed Shen results in anxiety and restlessness.
TCVM practitioners soothe disturbed Shen by nourishing Heart Yin and cooling Fire.
The herbal remedy Shen Calmer helps anxious pets by:
- Calming Shen
- Nourishing Blood and Heart Yin
- Soothing Liver Qi
Note: Information on this site is provided for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute advice provided by your own veterinarian.
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