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A Happy Pet for the Holidays: Natural Remedies to Treat Animals' Complex Emotions

Thursday, November 20, 2008 General News J E 4
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NORTH ANDOVER, Mass., Nov. 20 Does your pet misbehave whenyou leave the house? Whether you're entertaining or traveling for theholidays, the change in schedule can negatively affect your pet's behavior.Recent research shows that upwards of 10.7 million pets in the United Statessuffer from separation anxiety, resulting in inappropriate, unwantedbehaviors.

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While the trend toward the use of pharmaceutical drugs to deal withanimals' separation anxiety and other complex stress-related emotions is onthe rise, many pet owners are turning to all-natural alternative solutions,including Nelsons' RESCUE Remedy(R) Pet. This new variation of the originalstress relieving remedy available for more than 70 years contains a blend ofthe same five flower remedies found in RESCUE Remedy in an alcohol freeformula, ideal for sensitive pets.

According to Margo Roman, DVM, "Animals have complex feelings. Pets canexperience separation anxiety, anger, fear, boredom, loneliness, jealousy andother sophisticated emotions." Dr. Roman, a board member of the AmericanHolistic Veterinary Medical Association, explains, "If left untreated, theseintense feelings can lead to negative, unwanted behaviors -- a dog with apropensity to bite, a cat who continually urinates on the carpet, a bird whopulls out his feathers each time his owner leaves the house."

With the holidays around the corner, many pets will have to deal withbeing left behind, different types of people in the house and maybe even a newenvironment. Dr. Roman recommends pet owners consider flower remedy therapyshould their pets experience any of the following:

RESCUE Remedy Pet is available in dropper format, allowing pet owners toeasily administer it to their pets. Alcohol-free, it is suitable for use onpets of all shapes and sizes, including reptiles, fish (add to water), birds,cats, dogs, horses and rabbits. Dosage is 4 drops, given several times a day(10 ml drops -- $12.95 MSRP).

RESCUE Remedy Pet, manufactured by Nelsons, a leader in natural medicine,is available nationally in Whole Foods and anywhere natural products are sold.It can also be purchased online at http://www.rescueremedy.com/pets.

CONTACT: Lynn Federico of Nelsons, 978 988 3133, ext. 101,-- Excessive barking or hissing -- Travel -- Separation anxiety -- Adapting to new surroundings -- Constant licking or nibbling of self -- Fear of loud noises including thunderstorms

SOURCE Nelsons
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