Are We There Yet? Understanding Pets With Car Anxiety

On the roadEven with our knowledge of auto mechanics, barreling down the road in a metal box is disconcerting when you stop to think about it. Sure, we have road rules and driver’s tests (not to mention airbags), but try telling a pet with an intense fear of car travel that it will all be “OK.”

Of all the common animal behaviors, pets with car anxiety top the list. Fortunately, there are supportive strategies to help soothe your pet’s nerves.

Narrowing it Down

There are notable differences between fear, anxiety, and phobia. Recognizing your pet’s fear is an excellent first step, but early intervention is necessary to prevent anxiety and full-blown phobia. Continue…