New Hours

Animal Emergency Hospital (AEH) has been honored to serve our community, providing 24/7 care for pets in need, for over ten years.

While we will continue to operate and provide care for pets in need, AEH is in a transition period. The nationwide labor shortage has hit the veterinary industry hard and we are struggling to hire enough staff to maintain 24/7 hours of operation.

To ensure that we maintain the quality of care you have come to expect from us, we are transitioning to a veterinary urgent care facility with hours of operation from 8am-8pm Friday through Monday, effective immediately.

We humbly thank you for the trust you have put in us to care for your family members over the years and we hope that you will continue to trust us with their care as we find a path forward in this difficult time. If you would like to read any news, information, and helpful tips from our team, please be sure to check out our blog.

It’s pretty easy to tell when your pet is in a great mood. They’ll be wagging their tails with excitement, zooming back and forth down the hall at Mach speed. But how can we tell when they’re feeling anxious? Our team at the Animal Emergency Hospital wants to help you learn how to spot potential anxiety signs in your dog so you can help them get the support they need.

  

Anxiety signs in dogs

Anxiety signs in dogs can be subtle. If your pet is in a situation that could trigger anxiety, such as hearing a thunderstorm, going for a car ride, or meeting new people, watch for the following signs:

  • Vocalization
  • Aggression
  • Destruction
  • Inappropriate elimination
  • Hyperactivity
  • Shaking
  • Excessive panting or drooling
  • Seeking comfort or hiding 
  • Excessive licking or chewing

 

How to soothe anxiety in your dog

Depending on what triggers your pet’s anxiety, some management methods may be more effective than others. However, a multimodal treatment plan generally works best. If you notice anxiety issues in your four-legged friend, try a combination of the following steps:

  • Create a safe space If strangers visit or a thunderstorm rolls in, your dog will appreciate having a safe space to retreat to that’s outfitted with a cozy bed and plenty of long-lasting treats.
  • Stick to a schedule — Sudden changes in schedule, such as if you return to your office after working from home, can cause increased anxiety in your dog. Try to maintain the same daily schedule.
  • Remove your dog’s anxiety triggers — If your dog becomes increasingly agitated as people walk past your window, block their access. Removing anxiety triggers inside and outside your home can help calm your pet.
  • Exercise with your dog — A bored dog is more prone to behavior issues like anxiety. Daily mental and physical exercise will help tire out your pet and give their mind something else to focus on.

 

Does your furry pal suffer from anxiety, whether it’s caused by storms, separation, or life in general? If so, don’t wait another minute. Contact our team for further consultation on how to provide your pets with the relief they deserve!