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3 STEPS TO HELP YOUR PET GET USED TO BEING ALONE AGAIN
something to occupy their time. It’s also great to have plenty of toys around for your pet to play with. Playing music or audiobooks while you’re gone so the house isn’t completely silent can also help pets feel more relaxed. 3. Talk to your veterinarian. Separation anxiety can lead to destructive behavior in both dogs and cats. Anxious pets may cause damage to your house, scratching door frames, tearing up the carpet, or even urinating on your belongings. Some pets’ anxiety may even cause them to hurt themselves. If your pet is suffering from severe separation anxiety, then call your veterinarian. They may be able to prescribe medications that will help your pet feel calmer. Your veterinarian may even know a trainer who can help you effectively address your pet’s harmful reactions to being alone.
We’re not sure why, but for a while, our humans have been home way more than they usually are. We’ve been able to spend tons of time together. However, we hear that a lot of humans are going back to their usual routines now. This can be pretty stressful on pets who have gotten used to having their people around all the time. Here are some strategies to help your pets prepare for being home alone again. 1. Spend time out of the house. If you aren’t yet working full time again, start with baby steps. Help your pets get used to not having you around by leaving for short periods of time. Go for a long walk or a short drive. If you’ve gotten used to bringing your dog along on errands, then leave them home instead. This will help ease your pet back into the old schedule. 2. Give your pet lots of fun distractions.
As we work to get back to normal, it’s important that we’re looking out for everybody — pets and people alike.
Having things to do when you’re gone can help pets adjust to being alone again. Food puzzles are a great way to give your pets
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