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PET MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS:
SIMPLE STEPS TO BOOST YOUR PET’S MENTAL WELL-BEING  

VETERINARIAN ADDRESSES THE IMPORTANCE OF PET MENTAL HEALTH, INCLUDING SEPARATION ANXIETY   

 

Sharon L. Campbell, DVM, MS, DACVIM, Medical Lead & Behavior at Zoetis Petcare 

BACKGROUND: 

Most pet parents are aware that ‘the pet effect’ is real and that pets contribute to our emotional, social, and physical wellbeing. But, do many pet parents think about their pet’s mental health?  May is Mental Health Awareness Month and while our pet’s mental state isn’t as complex as our own, they do experience a wide range of emotions: from love and joy to anxiety and fear. And while they can’t tell us how they’re feeling, they do show us through behaviors and cues we can learn to tune-in to. Over this past year, many pet owners have grown accustomed to spending most of their time with their pet at home. As pandemic restrictions start to ease and we begin returning to life outside the home, it is important to keep our pet’s mental health in mind as well as our own wellness – so taking a proactive approach to your furry friend’s mental health is more important than ever.  

On May 25th, Veterinarian Dr. Sharon L. Campbell of animal health company Zoetis will be available to discuss the bond between pets and pet parents as well as how to recognize signs of your pet's mental health issues early. She can also share vet-approved pet care guidance and at-home tips - all to help you be the best pet parent ever.  

Dr. Campbell’s Tips Include 7 Key Topics to Address Pet Mental Health: 

·         Training: Pets love being good at things! And they also love knowing that they're making you proud. By keeping your pet on their toes with consistent training, you can keep their brain health engaged and in great shape.

·         Routine: Even though they can’t tell time, pets love having a routine. Whether it’s sleeping, eating, potty time, or exercising – establishing a routine around their day helps them feel comfortable and safe.

·         Positive experiences: Shielding your pet from something might seem like the natural response. But did you know you can help them get accustomed to things like noise by combining different activities (and treats!) with these types of triggers? Confidence also plays a big role here and different types of training can help with that.

·         Health: Because pets can't speak, you're their most important advocate. Whether they are subtle or more meaningful signs, your pet's behavior can give you clues about their physical health. That’s also why it’s important to schedule regular check-ups with your vet – they can help you identify things that are not immediately obvious to you.

·         Data: New survey findings from Zoetis about pet parents and their views on pet wellness to be available in advance of interview 

For more information, visit: www.ZoetisPetcare.com   

MORE ABOUT DR. SHARON L. CAMPBELL:  

Dr. Campbell received her DVM degree from University of Wisconsin and completed a residency in internal medicine and a master’s degree at Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. She was a Clinical Instructor at the University of Tennessee for 2 years, then worked at a private referral hospital for many years before joining Zoetis, where she is a Medical Lead for the pain management, anesthesia, sedation, behavior and anti-infectives portfolio of medications.  Dr. Campbell is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. She is Fear Free Certified and is on the Fear Free Advisory Board. 

 

Jillyn (aka Jilly/Rottigirl) has been training animals all her life. She grew up on a small ranch style setting in Florida riding the rodeo's with her champion barrel racer Buddy and showing and breeding dogs with her family until she started her own kennel in 1992 in Ca. 'Celestial Custom Rottweilers'.
Bachelors degree in Under Water Archeology with a minor in Computer Science and Psychology. She moved back to Fl in 2000 to continue showing her own champion Rotties and having Rotts as working SR dogs, she's been a writer and photographer for The New Barker Magazine of Fl. for the past 10 years.  She works the eastern seaboard of all Dog Shows, including the Westminster Kennel Club Show in NYC and Eukanuba Nationals in Orlando Fl. She is well versed in organic nutrition for dogs which has become an one going education for all of her dog clients. She opened Celestial Custom Dog Services of Tampa Bay six years ago incorporating Handling for Confirmation and Show, Basic Obedience , Private Boarding, Family Training with Dog (s), Doggy Day Care and all around animal care for families with pets of all kinds. 
The love of her life is currently XerXex Kaillias Keiran. He's an ICE Champion and AKC competitor for championships. He is a certified service dog and hoping to finish his National Search and Rescue license this year. 

 



Jillyn Sidlo
Owner/Handler/Trainer
Celestial Custom Dog Services 
of Tampa Bay
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