No one wants to come home to a chewed up couch, or a special surprise on the rug. When pets have behavioral problems, it might be because of anxiety. Sometimes it feels like your pet is trying to punish you for being gone and living your life. It can be frustrating to have to clean up messes again and again, no matter how much you love them. It’s important to remember that anxiety is an unintentional and often uncontrollable response due to the release of chemicals in your pet’s brain. Anxiety in pets is a common and treatable issue, just like it is with humans.