DON’T LET ANXIETY AND STRESS HOLD YOUR PET BACK
If your pet is suffering from anxiety, they may be tense, worried, on edge, or displaying abnormal behaviors. Alpha-Stim® provides fast, safe and effective relief without drugs or lasting side effects.
FEARS, PHOBIAS, STRESS AND ANXIETY
Most animals at some time in their life can experience fear. It is the instinctual feeling of apprehension resulting from a situation, person, or object presenting an external threat — whether real or perceived. The response of the autonomic nervous system prepares the body for the freeze, fight, or flight. This behavior is normal and essential for adaptation and survival. But the format in which it is used may become abnormal and inappropriate, turning into anxiety.
ANXIETY IN DOGS
A phobia is the persistent and excessive fear of a specific stimulus, usually to noise. Like thunderstorms or fireworks. Any event associated with it or the memory of it is enough to create a fearful response.
Anxiety is the anticipation of future dangers from unknown or imagined sources. It results in sympathetic nervous system responses, like elimination (i.e., urination and/or passage of bowel movements), destruction, and excessive vocalization (i.e., barking, crying). Separation anxiety is the most common specific anxiety in companion dogs.
Inciting causes can originate from:
- Aging changes associated with nervous system
- Lead, mercury, and aluminum toxicity may lead to behavioral problems
- Fear from a terrible experience; dog may have been forced into an unfamiliar and frightening experience
- Dogs that are deprived of social and environmental exposure until 14 weeks of age may become habitually fearful
- Illnesses or painful physical conditions
- Separation anxiety: history of abandonment, multiple owners, rehoming, or prior neglect is common
ANXIETY IN CATS
What stresses one cat could be totally ignored by another, even in the same household. Stress can lead to anxiety. For the cat owner it is good to be aware of triggers that could be considered a “problem” to some felines.
Having new furniture, carpet or floor installed at home, loud music being played, dirty litter box conditions or a change in brand of litter, food changes, travel, being denied access to particular hiding place, appearance of a strange cat in the yard, a barking dog, visitors in the home, moving to a new home, death or divorce in family, any new additions (2 or 4-legged), illness, abuse, injury.
Signs of stress or anxiety in cats may include:
- Loss of appetite
- Excessive grooming , eventually causing excessive alopecia
- Less interaction with family members
- Change in the relationship with companion cats
- Elimination outside of the litter box
FEAR Aggression in dogs
Fear aggression is a sympathetic dominant expression. The flight or fight response triggered by the adrenal gland response to a mental signal. Not all fearful dogs bite. They may only growl or bark aggressively in situations that upset them. These dogs generally react inappropriately when they sense an intrusion and worsen if they feel cornered. Inadequate or improper socialization when a youngster can make accepting new things difficult as the dog becomes an adult.
Signs: Low held head, wrinkling of the nose, curled lips and exposed teeth, corners of mouth pulled back, ears pulled back and often pinned to the head, hackles raised, tail tucked, body lowered, panting fast in nervous state.
Dominant aggressive dogs will have head held high, just exposing front teeth, ears are up and forward, tail up and stiff with maybe a slight wagging motion, upright stiff stance, no panting.
Studies have also shown aggressive dogs have lower levels of serotonin and higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol. A 20 minute treatment with Alpha-Stim CES has shown to increase serotonin and beta endorphins up to 200%. Is cumulative and long lasting with successive treatments.
Alpha-Stim® is an FDA cleared, prescription medical device that is fast, safe and proven effective by more than 100 clinical research studies over the past 37 years. It has been widely researched on both animals and humans, and is used to treat anxiety, insomnia, depression and systemic pain. Research and clinical trials have proven the efficacy of the patented Alpha-Stim waveform in healing and treating spinal and nerve conditions, wounds, infections, and scar and soft tissue injuries.
The proprietary waveform of Alpha-Stim technology works with the body to restore a healthy circulatory current, stimulate endorphin release, and rebalance the brain and nervous system’s impulse patterns. Because the electrical current does not need to be felt in order to achieve effect, it is ideal for use on animals, who cannot tell us what they are feeling.
Your pet’s body is made up of trillions of cells. Each of these cells has unique electrical properties. In recognition of the variability of the body’s cells, the type of current used by Alpha-Stim does not bombard the nervous system with one set frequency and waveform. Instead, it employs a 10-second, low-frequency varied waveform with adjustable intensity – and this is what sets Alpha-Stim apart from all other treatment options. No other medical device can compare.
Alpha-Stim is safe and easy to use, whether at home or in a clinical setting. A typical 20-minute daily treatment delivers long lasting and often immediate results. Alpha-Stim can be used alone or in conjunction with any other medical treatment or medication. Since Alpha-Stim is not a drug, it bears no risk of the dangerous side effects or interactions that accompany medications.
The Alpha-Stim results are impressive!
Following a vaccination a 4 year old Yorkshire Terrier developed a fever, followed by a rash, and then paralysis in both rear legs. The neurologist gave his family a 20-40% chance of ever walking again. This is when he was brought to me. I immediately initiated Alpha-Stim microcurrent therapy. By 10 days he as using his right rear leg and then a few days later he developed some motor function in the left rear leg. This was a happy day!
On the first visit he lacked any deep pain. Now is deep pain positive both rear limbs – I love my career and Alpha Stim Microcurrent therapy!
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