Nervous Pets: A Guide to Handling Them


A lot of us know that life is not that easy for anyone. People who may appear perfectly normal could be dealing with problems we couldn’t comprehend, and sometimes these burdens and problems leave some sort of mark on us, some of us end up developing anxiety or other illnesses that effect our overall wellbeing. This is why it is important for us to remain kind to each other because we never really know what someone could be going through. This is a pretty basic thing to understand for humans, but it is equally important to do with animals as well.

A lot of people get pets expecting them to love them immediately and become their friends, but this does not always happen. Most animals that you pick up from the shelter have been abused, neglected or abandoned. These animals are also bound to be affected by these things, so they develop a nervous disposition or appear more closed off.

This applies to every kind of animal be it a cat, a dog, a bird or a hedgehog etc. To be able to help the animal trust is going to take time, it can be days, weeks or even months before they start responding to you and adjusting to their surroundings. They will be difficult to deal with, and it will be frustrating, but it is important to stay patient. A lot of animals have abandonment issues so get nervous, anxious and even sick when their owner leaves them for a few days. It is important that you try to limit these long trips, give your pet to someone they trust, or better yet, if possible, take them along with you. You can get a hedgehog travel cage, a cat carrier etc. anything that helps them to be able to tag along with you.